Fleas on Humans
There are various signs that will present themselves that show a person has been infested by
fleas. The most common sign will be the visible flea bites. These bites are usually bright red in color. They are
often quite small but very itchy. In most cases they are usually found on certain parts of the body which include
around the ankles or lower arms. Although fleas are very tiny, their bites are quite
painful and can often develop into skin infections and rashes.
Fleas are pests which are normally found on pets such as dogs and they normally infest pet dogs
kept under unhygienic conditions. It is therefore quite necessary to ensure that your pet dog is cleaned on a daily
basis and its environment is also hygienically maintained. There are high chances regardless of how clean you keep
your pet dog it may still get fleas especially when it mingles with other dogs when you take it for a walk in the
park. It is therefore necessary for you and your family to know how to treat and avoid flea bites.
As earlier stated fleas on humans cause fleas bites which are quite
painful and itchy. Immediately you notice any signs of flea bites there are certain things you need to follow in
order to treat this condition. To begin with it is important to know which type of flea bite you are dealing
with. The reason for this is because there are up to three different types of fleas which bite humans. These
would include canine, feline and human fleas.
All these fleas bite humans and their bites present themselves in a similar fashion. You will
see tiny red bumps which can also present itself as an itchy rash within a certain area. When treating flea bites
caused by either of these fleas you will follow the same cause of treatment for all of them.
The best treatment of flea bites remains to be
You have to find different ways that will prevent fleas from infesting your home and biting you
and your family. The treatment of a flea bite begins with properly cleaning of the affected area using an
antiseptic soap. Flea saliva is known to contain a good amount of anti- coagulation substance. This is the main
reason why flea bites are normally bloody and readily become infected.
After properly washing the bite you can then place some ice packs over the bite or apply some
readily available over the lotions such as hydro- cortisone or calamine. These lotions come in quite handy since
they help in soothing of the affected area which tends to become quite itchy and painful. You can also make use of
some of the over the counter anesthetic creams or skin sprays for a similar soothing effect.
In order to ensure that the flea bite heals in the best way possible and in a faster pace, there
are certain actions you have to avoid. The most important thing is to ensure that you do not scratch the bitten
area at all costs. This is because scratching will cause more damage which may lead to infections.