Flea bites

flea bites

flea bites

Flea bites will typically show as small red bumps, possibly, but not necessarily with blisters in the middle of them. The bites will commonly be grouped together on the lower part of the body such as the feet, calves and shins. The reason for this is that it is common for fleas to infest carpets and jump onto their hosts. It is, of course, quite possible to find flea bites on other parts of the body if the fleas have infested some other area such as your couch or your bed, which is likely to happen once the infestation has gotten hold.

The bites can be extremely itchy especially if you have a natural sensitivity to them. Such sensitivity is common in children and will typically reveal itself as larger blisters in stead of small red bumps. Of course, adults may also be hyper sensitive to the bites. The reason for the itchiness is that flea saliva contains anticoagulants that cause an allergic reaction. It seems that, not unlike some other insects, fleas are drawn to some people more than to others. Also, some people react stronger than others, just like with other insect bites. There are quite a few methods that can be used to relieve the itching sensations from flea bites:

1. Alcohol (rubbing it on the bumps – not drinking it)
2. Tea tree oil
3. Vinegar
4. Ice
5. Calamine lotion

Also, hand-sanitizer, anti-septic cream and sunburn lotion might help. There are many good products out there. Feel free to check out the products section. I think you’ll find what you are looking for there. Don’t forget to check out the other pages on this site. You can rid about all sorts of flea related stuff, such as how to get rid of a flea infestation in the home.

Here’s a video I found on how to treat flea bites:

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