flea bites


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flea bites

small localized erythematous pruritic papules, caused as an inflammatory reaction to bite of Pulex irritans, often occurring on the lower legs of people whose household pets are infested with fleas
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Reduce other complications - reduce pets' exposure to flea bites, a leading cause of flea allergy dermatitis and anemia
I get the occasional flea bite and odd rash but at least I'm earning money (pounds 16 a week).
I have seen quite a few cases of flea bite allergy over the Christmas and New Year period so I suggest using topical flea treatments prescribed by your vet throughout the year to keep your felines flea-free and feline fine.
A natural remedy for flea bites, which soothes and heals the flea bites themselves and helps prevent fleas from returning, is neem oil.
A week after their return from Costa Rica, however, the Kleins were still recovering from black fly and flea bites.
Mr Cooper said Tilly and Muffin, both Lhaso Apso dogs, were found to be suffering from chronic flea bites and hair loss.
Finally, they develop some immunity and during this grace period, flea bites are again scarcely noticeable.
Although they cannot fly, their jumping ability puts an Olympic gold medalist to shame--accounting for the fact that flea bites in humans are usually confined to the lower legs and ankles.
All of the patients had numerous flea bites, which suggests that these bugs may help transmit the bacterium, the authors contend.
Frequently, flea bites are itchy, unsightly and may cause allergic reactions in humans.
Avoid distress and discomfort for your pet from fleas Many animals become sensitised to the flea bites and develop a Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) which can be very severe and result in hair loss, broken skin and secondary bacterial infections.
However, flea bites and contact with contaminated tissue is the most common form of transmitting plague.