FLEA BITES

By Gary M. White, MD

Flea Bites


When fleas bite humans, inflammatory bumps and blisters may occur.

Clinical

Blisters on an uninflamed base on the legs and feet are typical. Lesions are usually below the knee as the flea can't jump very high.

Treatment

Treating the infestation is key. Popping any blisters (but not removing the roof) is recommended. A potent topical steroid BID x 3-5 days may be given.

Additional Pictures

Flea Bites Flea Bites

Notice the key characteristic localization about the ankles.
Flea Bites

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