This page was last updated on Friday 25th of April 2014
Waking up in the morning to find that you have flea bites is not a pleasant experience, and so it is essential that wherever possible you take steps to stop getting bitten.
Some people in fact wonder if people can get fleas and the answer is yes, but thankfully not usually for very long! This is because fleas by far prefer to live on cats and dogs, and so in all likelihood whilst they can and will bite humans they are unlikely to find you very appetizing as a snack!
The upshot of all this is that people don’t get infested with fleas, but they do get bitten by them, and depending on your living conditions and the nature of where you get bitten this can be quite nasty.
If you do get bitten then you will very rapidly turn to answering the question of how to get rid of flea bites and that is totally understandable.
If you do get bitten then the first thing to be sure of is that you don’t scratch the bite or do anything to irritate it. This can cause it to flare up into something worse, because the bite area can end up getting further infected, and that is bad news all ways around.
If you do nothing at all, but simply refrain from scratching the bite then it will typically disappear within about 10 days. Admittedly, not scratching a bite is a tough thing to do, because in all likelihood it is going to itch. But if you can resist the temptation then it will pay dividends, because not only will the bite disappear naturally on its own, but you won’t end up with a nasty infection from scratching it.
You can aid this process by gently exfoliating around the area of the bite (but not on the bite) to encourage blood flow to the area, and make sure that all of the body’s healing agents are fully set to work in getting the bite area healed up.
You can also help by regulating your diet with greater amounts of vitamin C (which has been shown to aid in recovery), and also zinc which assists to shrink the size of wounds.
The bottom line is that a flea bite is not a big deal if you take appropriate steps and don’t treat it as a natural disaster!