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What sort of disorder is having flea bites?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Common problem

Unfortunately the common flea may look to humans as a meal, attaching to loose garments and extracting a bit of blood here & there over time.
They will eventually leave the human as their preferred sources have a different hemaglobin molocule that they find more nurishing. The papulovesicles left behind will usually heal without rx but may promote itching & excoriation & become secondarily inflamed.

In brief: Common problem

Unfortunately the common flea may look to humans as a meal, attaching to loose garments and extracting a bit of blood here & there over time.
They will eventually leave the human as their preferred sources have a different hemaglobin molocule that they find more nurishing. The papulovesicles left behind will usually heal without rx but may promote itching & excoriation & become secondarily inflamed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fleas

I agree with dr. Ferguson.
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.

In brief: Fleas

I agree with dr. Ferguson.
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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