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Scratching Flea Bites

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by aimeeandbeatles, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    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:
     
  2. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    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
     
  3. Brighteye

    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    The solution is to wash your bedclothes and possibly buy a new mattress.
     
  4. Firstlady

    Firstlady Sunlight's Breaking

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    Scratching is a good way to get an infection.

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

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Itch is very closely related to pain. When you scratch so much you bleed, the pain probably overrides the itch.
     
  6. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    No, it's not.
     
  7. SG-17

    SG-17 Chieftain

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    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.
     
  8. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I'm highly skeptical of this claim. Got source?
     
  9. Onionsoilder

    Onionsoilder Reaver

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    I would like to know as well. I have never seen any fleas of any kind in my house.
     
  10. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    I could believe the existence of Dust Mites, but not Fleas.
     

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