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What to do for flea bites in children?

What to do for flea bites in children?

Wait. : Treat symptomatically. They go away by themselves. Just deal with the itching if present. ...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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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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What to do if I have flea bites all over my body?

What to do if I have flea bites all over my body?

Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A paste made of @ parts baking soda and 1 part water can be applied to the bites.However the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. This can be very difficult so many people elect to hire pest control professionals. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop inching flea bites because I got a hundred of them on me?

What can I do to stop inching flea bites because I got a hundred of them on me?

Fleas: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do Not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A paste made of @ parts baking soda and 1 part water can be applied to the bites.However the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. This can be very difficult so many people elect to hire a pest control professional. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my flea bites still itch even after I put on cortizone (hydrocortisone). is this normal?

What do you suggest if my flea bites still itch even after I put on cortizone (hydrocortisone). is this normal?

Apply Repeatedly: Flea bites may itch for quite some time. You can apply hydrocortisone according to instructions repeatedly for several days without problem. If the itching last more than a week you might need to see your doctor. You can also take an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine) to help with the itching. ...Read more

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How are fleas spread?

How are fleas spread?

Flea transmission: Fleas are parasites that can be the vector for many diseases. They have no wings, so they can simply crawl onto your skin. ...Read more

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Does flea larvae bite?

Does flea larvae bite?

Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on furniture, and bedding material. Adult fleas do bite, because they need a fresh blood meal. Newly hatched ones will die unless they feed within 1 week; older fleas can live 2 months-1year without feeding. ...Read more

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Can fleas bite anywhere?

Can fleas bite anywhere?

Yes but they tend: To be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla). ...Read more

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