If you are the victim of a flea bite, wash the bite and then use an antiseptic and apply an icepack. Remember cold water alleviates inflammation, while warm or hot water exacerbates itching. You should resist the urge to scratch. Depending on the person, lotions can be used to treat the itch, or a pharmacist can be consulted for details about antihistamines, which may prove effective. Should your bite wounds excrete puss, contact your doctor immediately.

Treating flea bites merely addresses one symptom of an infestation. A professional flea treatment should be conducted in conjunction with bite treatment in order to ensure eradication. Contact your local Federal Pest Control expert to discuss your options.

Now if you have been bitten by fleas or if you know you could be at risk of being bitten you’re probably starting to worry about any other ongoing risks.

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