Flea bites are most common on areas of the
body with tight clothing, especially the
& around the waist.
Flea bites normally occur on the legs and
ankles. Different people have different
reaction to fleabites. Some people are
totally unattractive to fleas and are not
affected by the presence of fleas while
others may be “appealing” and sensitive to
fleas resulting in severe allergic reaction
to their bites.
Sensitivity to flea bites varies between
people; children often have especially
severe reactions. In sensitive people, the
bite is often surrounded by a "halo" of red,
irritated skin. Household pets, cats & dogs,
are the main carriers of fleas.
Pets & pets' bedding material should be kept
clean to control fleas.
Insect' bite reaction:
How to treat flea bites on human?
The typical human reaction to a flea bite is
the formation of a small, hard, red,
slightly raised, itching spot with no
swelling, the itching of flea bites is caused
by an allergic reaction.
Some bleeding can occur, particularly if the
bitten area is scratched. A single puncture
point caused by the flea is generally
apparent in the center of each spot.
Well, Before you run off to your family
doctor to seek medical treatment, here are
some home remedies for the treatment of flea
bites on human:
- Firstly, it’s important to keep the
affected area clean by washing 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 stimulate itching.
- Secondly, 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
- If the affected area is read and swollen,
you may apply a mild steroid cream like 1%
hydrocortisone cream. This should be easily
available from any pharmacy without the need
of a prescription. Hydrocortisone helps in
reducing inflammation rapidly.
Alternatively, if you have a bottle of
calamine lotion at home, this may help too.
- Very often, the itch caused by the
fleabites can be very intense. An oral dose
of anti-histamine like
Loratin tab.is very effective in relieving
itch. Once the itch stops, you will stop
scratching as well and the healing will take
Usually, those home remedies works within
few days, but, if the condition worsen whereby
- the bite site still swolled, red with
discharge- a visit to the doctor is must to
prescribe an anti-inflammatory drugs as
However, success in treating flea bites is
by no means a solution to your problem. To
avoid further bites from these little pesky
creatures, the only solution is to get rid
of them totally. Killing fleas in house,
getting rid of fleas on pets is what you
need to do as part of your flea
extermination plan also you can use a lotion
over the opened area of your body which
repellent the insect attacks like Mosquito Foe