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What do you do to prevent scaring from flea bites? Does off spray work?

What do you do to prevent scaring from flea bites? Does off spray work?

Flea bites: Flea bites, like all insect bites, are an allergic reaction to the biting insect. Generally, the reaction is mild, and lasts a few days, and does not cause a large wound or area of inflammation. If you pick at the flea bite, you may create a big wound that can leave a permanent scar.. Most bites leave a discolored blemish, but these are not scars. So, prevent the bite with off, and us hc1% cream. ...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


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How can I prevent bed bug or flea bites?

How can I prevent bed bug or flea bites?

Be aware of how you : Can pick them up. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit. ...Read more

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What helps prevent flea bites?

What helps prevent flea bites?

Insect repellent: Eliminating the source of the infestation is key to preventing flea bites. Make sure that your pet is treated for fleas. Vacuum carpeted areas, clean pet bedding and treat outdoor areas with the appropriate insecticide, use insect repellent if you will be outdoors or around animals that may be infected with fleas. ...Read more

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Can spray tan prevent sunburn?

Can spray tan prevent sunburn?

No: A high spf sunscreen can help to prevent sunburn but spray tan will not. ...Read more

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Why can't they spray to get rid of mosquitoes and prevent malaria?

Why can't they spray to get rid of mosquitoes and prevent malaria?

Pick your poison: Spraying does indeed, prevent malaria- this is the reason why malaria is so rarely seen in the United States or canada these days. However, mosquito sprays don't just kill these bugs, they also affect the environment, leading to mutant amphibians and other wildlife, as well as the disruption of whole ecosystems. Importantly, just like bacteria, mosquitoes become eventually become resistant too. ...Read more

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I like to lighten my hair colour with a spray but it makes my hair fall is adding to it some protecting products can prevent the damage ?

I like to lighten my hair colour with a spray but it makes my hair fall is adding to it some protecting products can prevent the damage ?

Stop hair spray: If you are coloring your hair at home and see hair falling out ..It's possible you're having a reaction to one or more of the ingredients in the spray. I would recommend not coloring your hair for the next several months . You could also see a dermatologist or allergist for further evaluation prior to using a coloring product in the future. ...Read more

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I sometimes spray when peeing. I find this a problem as it happens a lot. Is there something to prevent this from happening? Started since i was 7.

I sometimes spray when peeing. I find this a problem as it happens a lot. Is there something to prevent this from happening? Started since i was 7.

Urethral stricture?: Occasional spraying could mean a transient plug of mucus in the urethra; residual semen after ejaculation; or pre-ejaculate fluid after sexual arousal. But for a problem nearly 10 years, you should be checked for urethral stricture, i.e. partial blockage. Over time, this could become a fairly serious problem, but easily treated now. Discuss with your doctor, who might refer you to a urologist. ...Read more

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I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray i can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray i can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

No: The best thing to do is wash your hands regularly . If you are worried about a carrier state a nasal swab can be done. This would definitely be done if you were admitted to the hospital and told them you were exposed. If you were going to have surgery i would recommend the swab be done and if positive, treated with nasal Mupirocin ointment and oral doxycycline. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some good foot sprays that help prevent feet from sweating?

I was wondering what are some good foot sprays that help prevent feet from sweating?

Antiperspirant: Have you tried an antiperspirant spray? The kind for the underarms would work. There are some antiperspirant sprays designed for the feet. My favorite was by yves rocher, but they don't make it anymore. Body time, an northern california store, makes a nice one. Also check avon's products. Leather shoes that you do not wear 2 days in a row, cotton socks, and talcum powder in your shoes. ...Read more