What a Bite Looks and Feels Like.
If a person gets bitten by a flea, the bite will feel itchy.
Flea bites usually occur in groups of three or four bites on the body, and they look like tiny red bumps.
A lot of kids end up with flea bites when they play with their dogs or cats.
How do you know if its a flea bite or mosquito bite?
Flea bites leave an itchy welt on the skin, often on the ankles and legs. Mosquitoes leave a raised, itchy pink skin bump or in rare cases a severe allergic reaction. Spider bites cause minor symptoms like red skin, swelling, and pain at the site or very serious symptoms that need emergency care.
How do I know if I have bed bugs or fleas?
How can you tell bed bugs and fleas apart?
- Bed bugs are reddish-brown, flat and seed-shaped.
- Fleas are also reddish-brown but have a more oval shape that appears skinnier and longer, rather than flatter.
How do you know if you have fleas?
Here are some signs you might look for to determine if your pet has fleas:
- Little dark spots that move in the fur.
- Small black particles (flea droppings) or white specks (flea eggs) on the pet or bedding.
- Pet or family members are experiencing an itch from flea bites.
- Reddened patches and irritation on your pet’s skin.
What do you do for flea bites?
Treatment for flea bites
- Resist the urge to scratch.
- Wash the bites with antiseptic soap to reduce the risk of infection.
- Apply an icepack frequently to help relieve swelling.
- Use calamine lotion, anaesthetic creams or similar to treat the itching.