Oh! Fleas are usually everywhere, be it inside or outside. The fleas could be at times, the most annoying and irritating insect irrespective of its tiny and small size.
As a matter of fact, flea bites are extremely common and prevalent in almost every part of the globe.
A flea bite is usually itchy at the first instance and can get more painful if there is a constant itching and irritation on the affected area of the skin.
Also, these tiny creatures reproduce so quickly and produce their off springs, especially if they have a presence at indoors (your home).
With their frequency and severity, there is a requirement of professional pest control services at times to get rid of their presence in the home.
How to Easily Recognize and Differentiate a Flea Bite?
There is a special distinction about a flea bite, they generally remain small and do not get swelled up unlike some of the mosquito bites. If you have been bitten by a flea, you are most likely to see the following symptoms on your skin:
- The appearance of a red “halo like circle” around the center of the bite area.
- The bite affected area would appear to be smaller and would be more like a red bump.
- It could be that there is a group of 2-3 flea bites in a straight line on the affected area of the skin.
- It may also happen that they usually occur at or around the areas of ankles and legs.
- The other most common area for a flea bite to occur is around the waist, armpits, groin, breasts, or also in the folds of the elbows and knees area.
What are Common Symptoms of Flea Bites?
- There are no such distinctive features of a flea bite and it normally has common symptoms like itching and irritation on the affected patch of the skin.
- Sometimes, it may also happen that the flea bite affected skin area becomes very itchy and the skin around the affected bite area of each bite could become excessive painful, swollen and sore.
- During such severe conditions, you may also experience hives or may also develop a skin rash (red in color) near the site of the flea bite.
- It has found that one must restrain from excessive scratching as it will cause the skin to be damaged further and can let to develop a second bacterial infection on the skin.
- When you are bitten by a flea, always avoid excessive scratching and also at the same time, monitor your flea bites, so as to know if there is any sign of infection that may include white top blisters and skin rash.
How Can You Treat a Flea Bite?
- Generally, there is no requirement of any treatment for flea bites, as they go by their own with time. However, at the same time, if you do not wish to be bitten by a flea, you must get rid of their presence especially at the indoors.
- If your home is severely hit by the presence of fleas, then you must consider getting the help of professional pest control services.
- Also, there are many DIY (Do it yourself) home techniques and remedies available for the treatment of fleas in the home, but it is not necessary that they all work effectively. At such times, seek professional help and guidance.
- To relieve the affected skin area of a flea bite, there are many anti itch creams and antihistamine available in the market that may prove to be beneficial in its treatment.