Flea Bites on Humans, Natural Home Remedies for Fleas, Sand Flea Bites, Picture
Flea Bites on Humans
Flea Bites on Humans whether its from the cat, dog or sand flea can be very irritating and extremely itchy.
We think it’s best to treat bites with natural home remedies where possible so thats what we have provided on this page…
So keep reading…
Treating Flea Bites on Humans
Flea bites on humans can be extremely irritating, itchy and leave the common trail of three bites in a row.
The parasite have a massive appetite and can bite humans and pets hundreds of times a day and can transmit tapeworm, plague and murine typhus so you need to be aware.
Fleas like the warmer climate as it enables them to complete their life cycle faster. Of course with the increased use of central heating this means that you may be left with an infestation.
They like to live, breed and lay their eggs on a host such as your beloved dog. The eggs are small and smooth and fall off the host with ease, this can mean that you have eggs on your carpet, clothes or bedding…nice!
Flea Bites on Humans – Symptoms
- Of course the usual symptoms of a flea bite is an irritating itch that may last for a couple of weeks and even leave a small swelling. However, it may be possible that you have an allergy to the parasite and this can of course bring with it it’s own complications. If you get a fever, headache, a rash and nausea – get urgent medical advice as you may have murine typhus.
- If the bite is causing more worrying symptoms than just an itch you should get urgent medical treatment.
- The usual symptoms are a small bite or puncture where they have sucked your blood.
- The bite will normally be a small bump surrounded by a halo.
- Bites are normally found on the legs or ankles.
Natural Home Remedies
Natural Home Remedies for Treating Flea Bites on Humans
- You should wash the infected area thoroughly with cold water. Don’t use hot water as this can increase the need to itch.
- We know it is really hard but it is important that you don’t itch or scratch the bite. Try placing a cold press or pack on the bite as this may help with the itching.
- Calamine lotion is a good way of relieving the itching
Home Remedies for Treating your Dog
- Place some eucalyptus oil, tea tree, citronella or lavender on a non leather collar, he will need to be wearing a bandanna.
- Cut some lemon into quarter, boil and leave over night. Now when cold place in a bottle and spray over your dog’s infected area.
- After you have washed your dog, rinse your dog with some water but put a couple of drops of lavender or tea tree oil in with the water as you rinse him off.
Treating Sand Flea Bites
A nice day at the beach has turned nasty and you have some bites, here’s how to treat them.
- These bites are not normally dangerous but can be annoying.
- Bath the infected area in some oatmeal that you have put in a bath
- Make up a paste of some water and baking soda and spread over the area.
- Aloe Vera gel has a great soothing affect on sand flea bites.
- You can also try taking some ibuprofen (ask your doctor.)