How To Get Rid Of Flea Bites Quickly And Prevent Them From Biting Again.

While it is true that prevention is better than cure, it may not always be possible to prevent certain events such as fleas from infesting your household or pets. Chances are that you will spot them on your pet at some point of time. The problem is that fleas don't just bother your pets, but they also affect humans, and their bites are not just irritating but can also be worrying because of the risk of infections they pose. Typically when you suffer a flea bite you will observe a small, reddish and slightly raised spot that itches a lot. The itching is very bothersome and you need to be cautious in your reaction to it, as bleeding of the bite is common, and is solely due to scratching of the bite. You will almost always also notice a single tiny puncture point in the center of the bite or inflamed lump. Generally, you will most likely find flea bites around your legs and ankles.

Flea bites are not something you need to panic about however, and can be treated very easily at home itself, using some common household ingredients.
  • The most important thing for you to do is to first cleanse the skin thoroughly. You can use an antiseptic lotion or soap, but avoid using warm or hot water as this would most likely aggravate the itch. Cool water will do fine.
  • Apply a cool compress over the affected skin as this will help to reduce and minimize any swelling.
  • It is absolutely important that you refrain from scratching the inflamed area as this can lead to lesions or breaks in the skin that can cause secondary infections.
  • Calamine lotions can offer a great deal of relief. Simply apply the lotion over the inflamed area for some quick relief. You can even keep the calamine lotion slightly chilled with refrigeration.
  • If the condition worsens or there are any other symptoms, or if the condition does not improve within a few days make sure you consult a doctor.
Keep in mind that successfully treating the flea bites alone is not adequate and you need to get rid of them completely from your household and from the source itself. If you have pets from whom you picked them up, make sure that your pets are treated for fleas as well and always pay attention to them if spending time outdoors.

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