flea bite


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flea bite

a small puncture wound produced by a bloodsucking flea. Certain species of fleas transmit plague, murine typhus, and probably tularemia.
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Flea bite

flea bite

adjective A descriptive term referring to a reddish punctate rash or superficial appearance, which has been fancifully likened to multiple flea bites.

flea bite

A hemorrhagic punctum surrounded by erythematous and urticarial patches and caused by the injection of flea saliva.

Treatment

Ice applied to the site decreases the pain. Application of a corticosteroid cream may decrease the inflammatory response.

Prevention

Flea bites serve as vectors for Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague. The skin should be treated with an insect repellent available as a powder, spray, or oil for topical use.

See also: bite
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