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Any cure for fleas?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Scratching

Seriously, good hygiene helps, laundering of personal and bedclothes, vacuuming rugs and curtains, and occasionally insecticides are helpful.
Be sure and comb the hair with a flea comb to get out the eggs and debris. There is no easy cure - just a lot of diligent work.

In brief: Scratching

Seriously, good hygiene helps, laundering of personal and bedclothes, vacuuming rugs and curtains, and occasionally insecticides are helpful.
Be sure and comb the hair with a flea comb to get out the eggs and debris. There is no easy cure - just a lot of diligent work.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Fleas

Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites.
Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator.

In brief: Fleas

Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites.
Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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