Along with hot sunshine, ice creams and long days by the seaside, summer months bring a notably less welcome regular– insects! Thankfully, we really don’t have malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the UK, but we absolutely have our fair share of biting and nipping beasties. Read on to find out how to lower the torment.
Bed bugs and flea bites can trigger a small, itchy lump about 24 hours after you’re bitten, which fades after a few days. In some cases, you can get a fluid-filled, highly itchy blister for a few hours before the lump appears.
A sting will usually cause a small area of redness and soreness almost straight away. Read on to find out what to do if you get more than this.
Let’s be very clear– bed bugs or fleas in the house, they both hurt! But insect stings (caused by poison injected by wasps, bees, and hornets as they sting) hurt immediately; you may not notice bites (from midges, gnats, mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs, and ticks) for some time. Reaction to bites is usually because of skin irritation from their saliva.
It’s rare to be allergic to flea bites or bed bugs, but one person in 30 is allergic to the poison in an insect sting. Some individuals will get swelling and redness (possibly with blisters) just around the area of the skin. Swelling comes up quickly and varies in size– often several inches across. Keeping antihistamine tablets in your purse, and taking one as soon as you’re stung, will help.
Fleas in the house are not dangerous, people have endured bedbugs and fleas.
What is dangerous is small numbers of people who pick up more serious counteractions of after flea bites, including
Bedbugs and flea bites can easily result in a medical emergency situation. If you have had this sort of reaction, talk to your doctor about getting an adrenaline injection to carry with you, and call an ambulance as soon as you’re stung.
Sand flea bites treatment requires the expertise of a veterinary doctor, this is to avert any skin damage or wrong treatment if you decide to do it yourself.
Follow the veterinarian instructions on how to maintain and keep the infected areas clean at all times to completely stop the possibility of infection.
Antihistamine cream is usually used to stop scratching or itching.
Painkillers are also used to ease the pain on dogs sand flea bites after treatment.
Based on recommendations by a veterinary doctor, the use of antiseptic or alcohol to heal the wound is vital. This process is usually carried on until the wounds are completely healed.
Sand Flea Bites Won’t Go Away? After treatment, it might take possibly more than seven days for the irritation to totally stop.
The use of pesticides to disinfect the home where a pet has been treated of sand flea infections. These process will ensure that reinfections do not occur at any point in the future.
Spray insecticides of your pet on daily bases ( read instructions ).
Use Sevin Dust bug spray around your home especially the area where the dog sleeps. This is because at any giving time before the treatment some sand fleas may have falling out of your pet’s body.
Vacuum your home after some time of spraying the insecticides.
Vacuum any splits and hole in which sand fleas can hide and wash your pets linen.
Wash linen with high-temperature water after sand fleas treatment.
Every time you see someone have an Allergic Reaction to a Fleabite, the body is just adjusting into a fighting mode except when it releases the histamine it uses to fend off the bite infection from the saliva of the fleas or bed bugs.
So making sure that anyone who is allergic to fleas, it is the immune system that has been pushed into an overdrive or say into overreaction from the insect bite and this reaction releases an increased amount of histamine than the body itself can comprehend.
This is what causes a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
Bed Bugs vs. Fleas bites are not really hard to understand. In most cases, the human body will produce histamine to counter the bites of the fleas or bed bugs. This is why people bitten by bed bugs or fleas will react completely different to bites from either bed bugs or fleas.
The take away here is the fact that both bites from bed bugs or fleas do cause red, itchy bumps on the surface of the skin that has suffered from bed bugs or fleas.
On the lighter note, bed bugs are a little more strategic in how they bite while Fleas tend to bite around the ankles or lower legs. Fleas can often be found on pets, so if you find evidence of bugs, search your cat or dog first.
Fleas can live on human hair only if they are of the Pulex Irritans species which has been known to being the only type of flea species out of the 2,000 species of fleas.
The rest of the other species of fleas are capable of hitching a ride off humans, whether it means living in hair or in any other creepy areas as long as they get to close to the creature with blood it prefers to feed on.