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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites - bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may ...Read more


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How can you treat flea bites on humans?

How can you treat flea bites on humans?

Flea Bites: You can us an over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Antihistamines you take by mouth may also help with itching.
You can also get prescription cortisone which is stronger. The best thing to do is to get rid of the fleas. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

Fleas: 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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Saw pictures of flea bites on humans and fleas but live in nice home. What could I have?

Saw pictures of flea bites on humans and fleas but live in nice home. What could I have?

See below: Still could be fleas but most insect bites look similar. All insect bites can cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. If you have pets, check them. ...Read more

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Help please. Saw picture of flea bites on humans and looks like one on my child. Too embarassed to tell anyone?

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Help please. Saw picture of flea bites on humans and looks like one on my child. Too embarassed to tell anyone?

Don't worry: If your child has a bite and is really bothered by it/itching it- or it looks infected - see a doctor. If you have an animal that could have fleas - get the animal treated. Do not be embarassed. Doctors see everything. We do not judge. We see lice and scabies and many things. We want to help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of flea bites on human skin fast?

How to get rid of flea bites on human skin fast?

Hydrocortisone cream: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, kill the fleas in the house, yard, pets. Other bites can look like flea bites such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more

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What to put on my flea bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching. ...Read more

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What can u put on to stop flea bites?

Flea bites: You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines orally. 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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My brother has flea bites what can he put on it?

My brother has flea bites what can he put on it?

Infected?: If it looks swollen and infected use antibiotic ointment. If it is just a bite use over the counter Hydrocortisone cream 1%. If it doesn't improve in 1-2 weeks, go to the clinic and have it evaluated further. ...Read more

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My flea bites still itch even after I put on cortizone (hydrocortisone). Is this supposed to happen?

My flea bites still itch even after I put on cortizone (hydrocortisone). Is this supposed to happen?

A Little...: They are just super itchy! Sorry about that! You can add in a 10 mg Zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day if needed! Hope you are better soon! ...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?

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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Do flea bites spread?

Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and feet of human victims and may infest the entire bodies of domestic house pets.Treating flea bites merely addresses one symptom of an infestation. Extermination methods should be conducted in conjunction with bite treatment to keep from spreading. ...Read more

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Are flea bites dangerous?

Usually not but: 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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I have very bad flea bites?

I have very bad flea bites?

Flea bites: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more

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How to heal flea bites fast?

Flea Bites: If the flea bite not infected, topical steroid will flea enhance healing and decrease itching.
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How long do flea bites last?

Depends.: If you have a type 1 allergy to insect saliva, should be gone in 1-2 days. If type 4, could last for weeks. ...Read more

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How long do flea bites itch?

How long do flea bites itch?

Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Any 'sickness' from flea bites?

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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How long does flea bites lasts?

How long does flea bites lasts?

Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more