Fleas are wingless insects that suck blood for food. Preferring to feed off your pet cat or dog, only hopping on you when their preferred host is unavailable.
Fleas bite to accomplish their blood sucking chore. And symptoms from a flea bite often occur within hours of a nibble, potentially causing:
- severe itching
- itching all over
- bite site swelling
- spreading skin rash
- small bumps rash that itch & bleed
Hives and itching are the consequence of your allergic reaction to the gunk fleas inject into your skin during their bite. Your individual sensitivity determines the degree of skin soreness and irritation.
Pay a visit to your health care professional forthwith should you experience a severe allergic reaction.
Fleas also carry infectious diseases. And a flea transfers an infectious disease to you via their irritating bites. Most notable ones are:
In the western United States, rural plague is an infectious disease health concern.
Fleas can also spread Dipylidium. Mode of delivery is inadvertently swallowing one that is infected with this tapeworm larvae.
OTC treatment relief from a flea bite’s insatiably caused itching is by applying one of these to your flea bite site:
- calamine lotion
- carbolated vaseline
- hydrocortisone cream
Or rubbing on something cool to help relieve your itching, like:
Bear in mind, all that scratching can lead to some other skin infection.
Control of flea infestation should be a goal of treatment as well. Otherwise, flea bite sites will cause growth to your hives itching irritation.
Controlling fleas can be arduous, so it takes determination. Insecticide home fogger for your dwelling areas and a flea collar on all your pets might be all that’s necessary. If these home treatments fail at flea killing, a professional exterminator may be required.
Don’t force your health to sustain fleas fiasco. Get them under your control ASAP.