Small insects called fleas prey on warm-blooded creatures like humans and animals. Many people might not even be aware that fleas have infested their homes. As a result, it’s critical to understand the warning signs and symptoms of a flea bite that could result in uncomfortable skin rashes and allergic responses.
Most people who have flea bites get a rash or hives. When squeezed, the tiny bumps, which are frequently red, turn white. A cluster of three bumps together is one thing some individuals have noticed about the biting pattern. The waist, armpits, ankles, and the bends of the knees and elbows are the body parts that are most frequently bitten by fleas.
Bumps or hives are not necessarily the result of flea bites. Itching that is comparable to the itching sensation brought on by mosquito bites may be a sign of a bite. Fleas have bitten the body if there is itching along with little patches on the skin. The bite place may bleed if a person scratches it.
Skin wounds or sores that already exist are prone to infection. Along with a rash, hives, or itching, people who have been bitten by fleas may also have swelling close to open wounds or sores.
Flea bites frequently occur in groups. Finding the red halo within the bite center can help you distinguish a flea bite from an insect attack. The bite site develops a halo-like look between the tiny, crimson lumps.
The majority of people recover rapidly from flea bites because they naturally disappear. Blisters with a white top may form on the bites in people who scratch them excessively. These blisters can be a sign that the body has an infection. Consult your doctor if blisters develop.
By: Miss Cherry May Timbol – Independent Reporter
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