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What does a flea look like?

Unpleasant: Easy to find pictures of fleas on the internet. Hard to describe in words. There are excellent products for flea treatment if a member of your family has them. ...Read more

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What do sand fleas look like on humans?

What do sand fleas look like on humans?

Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch to almost one and a half inches long. Males are much smaller ; cling to a female's legs. They are often seen on beaches during a high tide ; can be observed hopping about ; making a high pitched sound. At daytime they are usually buried in the sand. ...Read more

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My son got bit by fleas what do I need to get for his bits?

My son got bit by fleas what do I need to get for his bits?

Flea Bites: Flea bites are very itchy, causing young children to scratch so much that the skin breaks, with potential for infection or scarring. Bites are best treated with a combination of oral or topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) a topical Hydrocortisone cream and then cover with a bandage. More potent prescription medicines can be obtained from your dermatologist if the above is not sufficient. ...Read more

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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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I got but by a flea. And it itched real bad so I found something to itch it with. But it doesn't look like a normal flea bite anymore.

I got but by a flea. And it itched real bad so I found something to itch it with. But it doesn't look like a normal flea bite anymore.

Bite: You have been scratching it with a foreign body of course it doesn't look like a bite anymore. If it is looking infected see a doctor. If you scratched until it bleed and scabbed then for heavens sake leave it alone. ...Read more

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My friend was recently bit by fleas at work and now keeps getting more bumps on his body that are itchy like the flea bites. Do you know what's wrong?

My friend was recently bit by fleas at work and now keeps getting more bumps on his body that are itchy like the flea bites. Do you know what's wrong?

Maybe not fleas: Your friend may still be infested; was the source of the fleas located and cleared? Are you sure it was fleas? Other wildlife, such as scabies mites, will cause continued itching until properly treated. And there are many other causes of itching. Your friend's best bet is to see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. Im workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk ?

My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. Im workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk ?

Sometimes: Fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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What does sand flea rash look like?

What does sand flea rash look like?

Sand Fleas: The sand flea jumps in the air and often causes a cluster of painful/ itchy lesions w hives on ankles (about 10 inches above the ground). ...Read more

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What does flea bites look like on thigh?

What does flea bites look like on thigh?

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

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