Home Remedies for Flea Bites on Humans

Home Remedies for Flea Bites on Humans

Fleas can carry some pretty nasty diseases. So, if you've been experiencing flea bites, you should take steps to rid your home and your pet of fleas. However, once the flea bites have occurred, here are some home remedies that will help you take care of them.

1. Don't Scratch Flea Bites:

No matter how much a flea bite itches, don't scratch it. Scratching flea bites can cause bleeding, can prolong the amount of time it takes for the flea bites to heal, and can lead to infection. So resist the temptation to scratch.

Repeat this like a mantra: don’t scratch, don’t scratch! This one (hard to do) thing will make everything else easier.

2. Keep Flea Bites Clean:

The moment you notice you have a flea bite, clean the area where the bite occurred. Simply washing the skin with soap and cold water should do the trick. And keep washing the area two or three times a day until the flea bite is gone. This will help ward of infection.

As an added precaution, after washing with soap and cold water, apply an antibiotic cream or ointment (like Neosporin) to the area.

Finally, try to avoid touching flea bites as much as possible.

3. Stop the Itching:

If itching is a real problem for you, try applying calamine lotion to the flea bites. But, if you don't have access to calamine lotion, try this home remedy.

Pour some baking soda into a bowl. Add a few drops of water and stir until the mixture turns into a paste. Apply the paste to your skin, leaving it on for about 15 minutes. This should alleviate the itching.

The best home remedy for flea bites on humans is to prevent them from occurring. But, once you have them, these home remedies will help you get rid of them fast.

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