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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.


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


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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