What Is a Good Treatment for Flea Bites on Humans?

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Flea bites typically go away on their own, but over-the-counter antihistamine medications and anti-itch creams can provide relief for humans with flea bites, according to Healthline. Individuals should avoid scratching the infected area and consult a physician if a white pocket or rash appears on the skin.

The most common symptom of flea bites is itchy, red skin, according to Healthline. The bites produce multiple, small red bumps with a halo situated around the center of the bite. The most common area of the body infected with flea bites is usually around the legs, ankles, waist, armpits, folds of the knees and elbows, breasts and groin area.

In rare cases, humans are at risk for contracting another disease from fleas, according to Healthline. When people with flea bites scratch the infected area, the skin can open and cause a secondary infection that results in a rash or white-topped blisters. The skin surrounding the infected area may become painful or sore. Some people experience rashes or hives near the site of flea bites. It is important to avoid scratching the affected skin.

Fleas swarm within shaded areas near storage buildings, woodpiles, decks and tall grasses, according to Healthline. Pets can also bring fleas into the home. People experiencing flea bites may need to consult with a pest control expert to ensure the home is not infected with fleas.