How to Treat Flea Bites?


How to Treat Flea Bites

If your cat or dog has fleas, the likelihood is that you or someone else in your family will develop a reaction and be bitten by fleas too. What remedies can you apply if you have been bitten by fleas?

1. Start by Treating Your Pet and Home:

Flea and tick season can be worrisome for pet owners as well as pets. But in order to stop being bitten by fleas, you will need to start by treating your pet and your home. Although treating your pet and home will involve using chemical solutions, this can lead the way to eradicating the problem, and lessen the chances of a re-infestation.

Choose an effective flea treatment that will not only kill adult fleas, but a solution which will also prevent new flea larvae from hatching and carrying on the cycle of torture for you and for your pets.

2. Cover Up to Prevent Flea Bites:

While you are treating your pet and home, the fleas will still be active, and you may miss a few to begin with, as they look for something, or someone, to bite. Wear long-sleeves, jeans or trousers, and socks, to prevent fleas from biting any exposed areas of flesh, as these are easy targets for fleas looking for their next meal.

3. Soak Flea-bitten Parts of the Body in Ice Cold Water:

Fleas are tiny and thus very difficult to see, but they can usually be seen moving on your white cat or dog. If you are bitten by a flea, you will soon know it, as the area will turn into a small raised red spot, rather than a large pustule common from mosquito bites.

Soak feet and other parts of the body in ice cold water until the itching stops. Adding ice cubes to the water will help numb affected parts of the body and offer immense relief. It may be necessary to repeat this step several times throughout the day until the flea bites disappear.

Fleas are a nuisance and can be difficult to get rid of, but you owe it to yourself and to your pets to deal with the fleas, rather than let this continue in the hope that the problem will go away. Start off by treating your pet and home. Then while you are dealing with the flea problem, cover up so that fleas will not bite exposed pieces of flesh. If you have been bitten, soak affected parts of the body in ice water, as this will offer relief from the itching and help the swelling go down and eventually disappear.

2 comments:

  1. Find here a good aticle about fleas bites. When i have a fleas i use this guide to get rid them.

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  2. Use Listerine mouth wash,rub on your skin for immediate relief of flea bites.I know it sounds crazy but it works.vacume your carpet ,couch,see videos on how to deal with your cat or dog etc . Shower as hot as you can stand it. This is war on fleas.

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