Patient Comments: Flea Bites - Symptoms

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What symptoms did you have with your flea bites? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Gaelle , 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 16

My daughter has been suffering with flea bites since she was 3 months old and now she is 2 years old. I can’t find a permanent solution for it. First the bite, and then the bite gets infected and she gets a large wound with itching and swelling.

Comment from: Baba, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I went to a deserted house (a dog was there before), was looking for a cat, and suddenly fleas were on my ankles. Next day, I had red spots and it seems they are increasing by the hour. Very itchy and extremely annoying.

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

When I have even just a couple bites, I itch all over my body and even under the skin. Sometimes I break out into hives as well. The bites swell up and have a pus/liquid bump in the center and burst and become larger if scratched.

Comment from: Tri, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 26

My flea bites form triangles, and I also have fleas living under the skin.

Comment from: Karen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

The flea bites were around one side of my neck and on my shoulder.

Comment from: unknown_52043, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 10

Flea bites can be anywhere from the size of a lentil to the size of a dime. They will normally only be below the knee, mostly on your ankles and feet, unless the source of the fleas is your bed.

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