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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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What exactly do flea bites look like?

Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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What exactly do flea bites look like?

Flea bites: Flea bites vary in size from barely noticible to large red raised reactions. If a person is allergic to fleas, the larger reactions are more likely to occur and they are also more likely to itch. Flea bites may be indistinguishable from mosquito bite. ...Read more

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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites occur when a flea bites a person, and can cause itching and irritation at the site of the bite ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson
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Do flea bites look like pimples?

Dr. James Ferguson
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Small ones: Fleas are a pesky biter who is frustrated and bites often.The bite site is small and itchy, usually resolving over a week or with simple clensing.Larger sites probably represent a more substantial insect or a bite site that has become infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does flea bites look like on a 3 year old?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does flea bites look like on a 3 year old?

Flea bites: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed ; blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) ; folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. A rash ; swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does flea bites look like on thigh?

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Here is a linkflea: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-flea-bites.

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Dr. Michael Bornstein
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What can rashes from flea bites look like?

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Bump: A small red bump with some swelling around the bump. Very itchy too. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
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What these little red bumps that look like flea bites but seem to be spreading?

Dr. Richard Feinstein
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What these little red bumps that look like flea bites but seem to be spreading?

Could be many things: Red bumps on the skin could represent many things. If they itch, they could be bites from fleas, mosquitos of other insects. If they don't itch, they could be tiny blood clusters, called angiomas, that run in certain families.If the persist, and if they hurt or itch a great deal, than perhaps you need to visit a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but i'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but i'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Agree w Dr Raff.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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I have these red itchy bumps on my body & some are hard they look like mosiqute bites and i no there not flea bites what could they be ?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Hard to say : Without more information and viewing the rash. They could be insect bites, a viral rash, allergic contact dermatitis and a few other rarer possibilities. See you doc for confirmation. ...Read more

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