Flea Bites on Humans Symptoms
If you are a dog lover than chances are you have felt the sting of a flea bite or hundreds of flea bites. Just like it’s uncomfortable for the dog, it’s extremely uncomfortable to have flea bites on humans. There are many symptoms of flea bites on humans. The first symptom you will typically notice is the itching.
Flea bites on humans will generally start on the ankles and legs. The fleas get into the carpeting of your home and can jump fourteen to sixteen inches to bite your legs and ankles. Like most insect bite reactions, the itching is caused by an allergic reaction. In addition to the itching, you will notice the insect bite rash. If you look at the flea bites, you will notice a red “halo”. In the center will be a small hole in the skin. This is where the flea sucks out the blood.
If the rash remains untreated, you may spread bacteria to other parts of your body. The more you itch, the rougher the skin will become until it will be cracked. When the skill is cracked, bacteria will get into the bite and get infected. With any insect bite, insect bites identification is very important. While similar to the appearance of fleas, bed bug symptoms are very similar to flea bites. With a bed bug bite, you will also see the red “halo” type bite with a hole in the center. Because of these similarities you want to identify the bite and treat it so that you do not run the risk of infections.
The best way to get rid of flea bites on humans is to first take the cat or dog to the vet for a flea treatment. Next you will want to also treat your home by getting bug bombs. These are set off in the house, while it is vacated. After several hours it is safe to reenter the home. Upon reentering the home you will want to wash down all your counters and cupboards and vacuum your carpets. This should remove any evidence of fleas in your home.