Patient Comments: Flea Bites - Experience

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Comment from: Gab, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

The flea bites start as flat pink circles for me, then a middle area becomes raised and eventually becomes a big blob filled with pus. They itch so badly.

Comment from: sya , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 03

I met my dermatologist and they said I have eczema. I said I was bitten by cat flea and they wouldn't trust me. But my entire family wasn’t allergic to the cat flea, only me. I swear this thing is so itchy and left so much scar on me.

Comment from: Natalia, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

My roommate used to have a pet dog. Actually it had been a stray one. It had acquired a lot of fleas. The fleas keep appearing even after combing, no matter how she tried to get rid of these. And so there’s both of us who have now acquired these flea bites. It has become severe. And it is too hard to resist scratching. We are looking for some home remedies during this quarantine which we can apply in order to prevent their bites.

Comment from: NoGarlicForDogs, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

This article says you may be able to feed your dog garlic in order to repel fleas, please do not feed your dog garlic. Garlic is toxic to dogs. As for fleas and flea bites, I find the simple solution of Band-Aid to prevent irritation and scratching helps. And I have had success with baking soda in my carpet.

Comment from: Elle Jay, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I am riddled with flea bites, with scabs all over me. My boyfriend told me it was just probably that I had an allergic reaction to his dogs (because I'm allergic to dog dander) but it is so bad that I'm severely sick. I have lupus. My doctor told me that I'm not doing too well. Any human who didn't have an autoimmune disease wouldn’t be doing too well either. I don’t know how to convince him to stop letting the dog sleep in the bed under the blankets with him! I have treated the dog’s house with everything.

Comment from: MeatBob, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 28

I'm not sure if it is flea, but I keep getting something biting the back of my head which leaves crusty scabs that I pick at. I am not sure if fleas or bed bugs, I have a dog and 5 cats. I have no bites on my legs or ankles.

Comment from: Susan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

Flea bite welts turned into 1/2 inch high welts then draining blisters. Fleas were confirmed by exterminator. It was extremely painful and itchy. The only thing that really worked was coconut oil to reduce the itching.

Comment from: MY, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

My flea bites are extremely itchy and are red bumps with dots in the middle. They are usually in a line and my itch lasted for days, which was terribly frustrating and uncomfortable. I thought it was just my pants that got the fleas from a camp and washed them. I learnt a hard lesson that I should just put everything that I was wearing at the camp for a hot wash.

Comment from: Wolfy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

I am very allergic to fleas and have been since I was a child. I also have a bad reaction to mosquito bites. Flea bites apparently don't bother people who aren't allergic to them as much and it's hard for them to understand just how uncomfortable and miserable having flea bites can be when you are allergic. When I have even just a couple bites, I itch all over my body and even under the skin. The bites form bumps with a pus/fluid filled center. It takes forever for the bites to actually heal.

Comment from: [email protected], 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 12

I live in a boarding house style building. There are roughly twenty-two rooms and seven bathrooms. Many of the tenants own pets; dogs and cats. I doubt very seriously if any of the animals have been spayed and neutered which is the law. They take their dogs out to use the bathroom daily. A good amount of them allow their animals to urinate and take bowel movements on the sidewalks surrounding the building. They go back and forth from their rooms with their pets utilizing the common areas. Due to the fact that very few if any have purchased flea collars for their animals, the animals carry fleas back into the building. The hallways, stairways, lobby and bathrooms are infested with large amounts of fleas. Most of the tenants keep their animals inside of their rooms. But one of the tenants has decided to allow her cat to go outside for hours and roam around freely and then bring it back into the building and let it roam around the building freely spreading fleas and other pest throughout the building. I have asked her to keep her cat in her room as she refuses. She sprays poison from time to time but it does not alleviate the flea problem. The poison she sprays creates problems for people who have respiratory issues and it leaves a residue. I will try to set up a tenants’ meeting within the next week to address this issue. I have tried to explain to the various tenants that fleas carry diseases. I do not possess an animal so I should not have to deal with multiple flea bites daily!

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Comment from: ..., 0-2 (Caregiver) Published: June 19

Do not add garlic to your pets’ food. It is poison to them! Consult a vet and physician for flea infestations, and get your house sprayed away from your babies, children or pets!

Comment from: healthnmedicare, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 24

Honey itself is of different therapeutic uses on account of its antibacterial and cell reinforcement properties. For flea bites, the sweet fluid is such a decent calming substance, to the point that it soothes you rapidly from disturbance. Apply the nectar straightforwardly to the chomped regions and irritation will be expelled. Besides, the danger of creating contaminations is likewise enormously diminished and the harmed skin will soon be cured.

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