Flea Bites- Treatment | Prevention | Signs

Flea bites are known for sucking blood by way of piercing. Being wingless insects, they are known for housing furry pets. Their tube-like mouth parts speeds the process of blood sucking. Although, majority of them are primarily dependent on animals, yet with few exceptions, as some of them are equally known to suck human blood.

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Superficially, their size (which is equivalent to tip’s pen) doesn’t curtail them from jumping long distances of roughly 13 inches. Their stubborn body and pressure makes it difficult to be removed mainly by scratching and smashing.

Their survival depends on getting continuously fresh blood and are the best medium of transmitting parasites and diseases

Signs of Flea Bites

  • Appearance of red bumps
  • 3-4 bites either in straight line or in groups
  • Hypersensitive skin may even result in burning welts which are painful to the core
  • Bites happen primarily on feet and lower legs along with armpits, groin, waist, folds of knee and breasts

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How to Prevent Flea Bites

There are two types of available treatments namely preventive and reactive

Preventive treatment necessitates stopping their entry by way of infecting inside house or pets. Or else, pesticides are used to kill them. However, there are many times when such chemicals fail to have any effect and it becomes necessary to take the services of professional pest control.

Things to avoid

Although, it is difficult to control the “itching temptation” which usually arises while one is suffering from the same, yet it has to be controlled. Or else the so-called red spot turns into infectious wound which is filled with pus.

Solutions for Preventing Flea Bites

Proper cleanliness deters them from increasing manifolds.

The solution of lemon slices which are boiled in water can act as a spray especially in the affected parts of the body. Besides having its fragrance, it will remove the possibility of future bites as well.

  • Moving ice on the parts can check the situations by reducing the swelling and risk of infection. Similarly, creams and ointments are also used to prevent the situation from getting worse.
  • The affected part should be washed with soapy water as it hampers the infection to spread further
  • Calamine lotion can be used as the form of first aid, provided that you are ready to bear the odor of the same.
  • Washing the affected part with green or black tea gives relief
  • Lavender oils and tea tree reduces inflammation
  • Leaves of aloe vera can be rubbed on affected part as it reduces redness and itching
  • The paste of baking soda (mixed with water) can be applied to the affected part to ease the whole situation
  • Lemon juice work wonders in giving you enough respite
  • Chemists have innumerable creams and tablets which are used for severe itching and you can get the same as well.

Finally, this is how you can control as well as prevent flea bites. Take timely precautions since, you don’t want to suffer in any manner.