How to Treat Flea Bites on Children?


How to Treat Flea Bites on Children

Some home remedies are quite effective and they are commonly used for relieving the symptoms. If your child’s skin is swollen, you can use cold compress to reduce the swelling. Your doctor will probably give you some creams, like hydrocortisone. If your child is unresponsive to the treatment, or the skin condition is getting worse, you will have to contact your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor can prescribe some antihistamine medications in case there is any infection.

Children usually get bitten while they are playing with their pets. If you have a dog or a cat, you must know how to prevent fleas. Your vet will give you some advice on flea prevention. There are products made for these purposes. Most of these products are used once or twice a month.

Preventive Measures:

Small children are mostly bitten by the fleas existing in your house. Therefore, to protect your child from flea bites, it is essential that you free your house from flea infestation. Clean up the entire house thoroughly. Fleas lay eggs on carpets, upholstery, furniture, etc. Use vacuum cleaner to remove fleas and eggs from these household items. Always wash all the linen and other fabric material in warm water to kill the fleas. If there is a heavy infestation, then take the help of a professional for the purpose of flea control. The main carrier of fleas are the pets in your house. So, you must take your pet to the vet to give proper treatment.

The reaction of flea bites may not be immediate. When a child is bitten by fleas for the first time, symptoms tend to show up after some time. If the child has already developed sensitivity towards the saliva secretions of the fleas, then the symptoms are visible almost instantly.

2 comments:

  1. How can you get a flea's head out of a child's skin. The body of the flea came off but, the head is still in my child. Please help!

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  2. How can you get a flea's head out of a child's skin. The body of the flea came off but, the head is still in my child. Please help!

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