How to Identify and Get Rid of Flea Bites on Humans

How to Identify and Get Rid of Flea Bites on Humans

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How to Identify and Get Rid of Flea Bites on Humans

common in humans than any other insects and pests bites. Fleas cause a lot of nuisance to humans and

pets, and it is important that effective measures are taken to ensure that their

a flea bite from other pest’s bite? First of all, you should consider the bite

zone. If the bite occurs around your ankles and fore arms, then the bite is

most likely to be that of a flea. Secondly, a flea bite is differentiated from

other pests and insects bite through the way the bite is grouped. A clustered

bite may indicate that other pests, for example a bed bug, may have been the

cause of the bite. However, a single bite or a group of three spots indicates

that one has had a flea bite. Further, a flea bite is normally indicated by a

small red spot, which may make you want to scratch often.

bite, it is important that you get proper treatment for the same. There are

several over the counter drugs that are helpful in this regard. Calamine lotion

and a steroid creams such as hydrocortisone will be very helpful to treat the

flea bite. The drugs will normally help a patient to reduce the swelling and

considered quite effective in treating flea bites on humans. Use of baking

soda, brewer’s yeast, nylar and lemon spray result in instantaneous relief from

itching, swelling caused due to biting of fleas. You can also include garlic in

your food as fleas don’t like the taste and smell of it.

include use of an ice-pack and aloe Vera to reduce the swelling and itching. If

the home remedies do not work, it is important that you visit a doctor, who may

recommend a number of drugs including anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory

drugs. It is important that you avoid scratching the bite zone as this may lead

treat flea bites without eliminating the pests in the first place. Most times,

fleas will hide in the warm areas of your house such as the on the carpet and

in your clothes. More so, you may find a lot of fleas on your pet’s beddings.

control where your pets go. However, spraying their sleeping areas with some of

the irritants will greatly reduce the chances of fleas breeding in your home.

Further, cleaning your pets sleeping area regularly, and also cleaning your pet

often will be helpful to control these pests. Finally, since fleas are carried

to your home by your pets, it is important that you contact a veterinarian to

help you treat and control these pets.

This article is contributed by Gaurav who is a

passionate about health and loves to write on topics related to flea bites.

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