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Do fleas bite humans?

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Fleas bite humans and often target both the legs and feet. Flea bites are extremely itchy and uncomfortable. They appear as red spots surrounded by reddened circles.

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If you are bitten by a flea, wash the bite, and apply an antiseptic and an icepack. Try to resist the urge to scratch, and consult with a pharmacist for lotions or antihistamines that can treat the itch.

As fleas can infest the entire bodies of domestic house pets, consult with a veterinarian for treatment solutions. Bathing pets with specially formulated shampoos and cold water helps control infestation and inflammation. Steroid creams and antihistamines are options for treating pets as well.

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