View Full Version : Scratching Flea Bites


aimeeandbeatles
Sep 14, 2008, 06:01 AM
I have a lot of flea bites on my ankles that I can't help scratching.

But, whenever one of them breaks and starts bleeding, it stops itching. Why is this? I think its because the itch-chemical comes out?:confused:

Mirc
Sep 14, 2008, 06:47 AM
I've never experienced an itchy flea bite, are you sure that they are flea bites, or am I just crazy and I only encountered abnormally friendly fleas so far? :p

Brighteye
Sep 14, 2008, 07:24 AM
The solution is to wash your bedclothes and possibly buy a new mattress.

Firstlady
Sep 14, 2008, 10:46 PM
Scratching is a good way to get an infection.

Ice reduces swelling.
Over-the-counter hydrocortizone or even calamine will reduce itching.

LucyDuke
Sep 17, 2008, 10:47 AM
Itch is very closely related to pain. When you scratch so much you bleed, the pain probably overrides the itch.

Zelig
Sep 20, 2008, 12:41 PM
Why is this? I think its because the itch-chemical comes out?:confused:

No, it's not.

SG-17
Sep 20, 2008, 10:15 PM
Well just so everyone knows, EVERY home (unless you live in the arctic) has fleas. Regardless of whether or not you have pets.

To the OP: A fleas bite is like that of a mosquito, only smaller. The saliva from the flea causes the itching and will go away on its own after a bit. Just keep your mind off of the itching and you will eventually be able to completely tune it out.
Oh and wash your sheets too.

Perfection
Sep 21, 2008, 01:23 AM
Well just so everyone knows, EVERY home (unless you live in the arctic) has fleas.
I'm highly skeptical of this claim. Got source?

Onionsoilder
Sep 21, 2008, 09:25 PM
I'm highly skeptical of this claim. Got source?

I would like to know as well. I have never seen any fleas of any kind in my house.

Supr49er
Sep 22, 2008, 01:57 PM
I could believe the existence of Dust Mites, but not Fleas.