Flea Bites

Flea BitesFleas like to feed off blood the cats, dogs or people. While fleas are far from deadly, the bites are extremely itchy and will affect dogs, cats and people.

Common symptoms of flea bites are:

A flea bite will agitate and aggravate the skin. Flea bites itch because the cause allergic reaction with the skin. Generally this reaction just results in little swollen bumps on skin; a very similar skin reaction to that of mosquito bites. However, sensitivity to flea bites varies between people; children are often more sensitive and have more severe reaction. In sensitive people the bite is often surrounded by “halo” of red, irritated skin.

Common treatments for flea bites:

  • To help relieve itching can over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream.
  • You can also help relieve itching by
    • Washing the area with antiseptic soap (to reduce the risk of infection).
    • Use ice pack to help keep swelling down.
    • Use anesthetic creams, calamine lotion or similar creams to treat itching.

Flea Bites on Humans: Where humans generally get bitten?

Flea Bites on HumansHuman flea bites generally happen in areas of tight clothing, like the lower legs and around the waist.

Where do fleas come from?

Household pets such as cats and dogs are usually the main carriers of fleas in the United States.

Pets and their bedding should kept clean to help control flea problems. Once pet brings fleas will most certainly affect other members of house hold the problem is not taken care of quickly.

Some More Flea Bite Pictures

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Flea Bite on the Legs

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