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What are the symptoms of flea bites?
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Itch
The normal reaction to an insect bite, including fleas, is an inflammatory reaction at the site of the bite, which appears within minutes and consists of itchy local redness and swelling.
A delayed reaction involving the same signs and symptoms may follow sometimes.

In brief: Itch
The normal reaction to an insect bite, including fleas, is an inflammatory reaction at the site of the bite, which appears within minutes and consists of itchy local redness and swelling.
A delayed reaction involving the same signs and symptoms may follow sometimes.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Fleas
Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed ; blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) ; folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs.
A rash ; swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed for accurate diagnosis.

In brief: Fleas
Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed ; blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) ; folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs.
A rash ; swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed for accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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