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Fleas not only bite and live off your pets, they bite people too. The typical human reaction to a flea bite is the formation of a small, hard, red, slightly raised, itching spot with no swelling.
Flea bites normally occur on the legs and ankles. Some bleeding can occur, particularly if the bitten area is scratched. People can have different reactions to fleabites. Some are unattractive to fleas and not affected by their presenece while others may be "appealing" and sensitive to fleas resulting in severe allergic reaction to their bites.
Keep the affected area clean. and wash the bites with some antiseptic lotion or soap. Use cold water but avoid the use of warm or hot water as this may tend to cause itching.
Apply a cold pack over the bites to reduce swelling.
Do not scratch the inflamed area as this may lead to open wounds and secondary infections.
If the affected area is red and swollen, apply a mild steroid cream. Hydrocortisone helps in reducing inflammation rapidly. Alternatively, Calamine Lotion may help too.
Very often, the itch caused by the fleabites can be very intense. An oral dose of anti-histamine like Dimetapp, Chlortrimeton is very effective in relieving itch.
Treatment of flea bites using these home remedies should improve within a few days, however, if the bites remain red and swollen with discharges, then a trip to your family doctor may be necessary. Your doctor may precribe antibiotics and a jab of steroid may be needed to stop the inflammation.
However, success in treating flea bites is by no means a solution to your problem. To avoid further bites from these pesky insects, the only solution is to get rid of them totally !!!
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