I have super long hair and think that I may have caught fleas in my hair. My cat has fleas. I don't see them, but I itch. Could it be the hebe jebes? If not, what can I do to get rid of them?
By Kricket from CA
Fleas will bite a person, but they will not live in a person's hair. People are not at the same body temp as cats and dogs. (at least that is what we were taught at nursing school, and what my textbooks say!). They can be on your person and bite, but will not stay for any length of time, or lay their eggs there. (03/25/2010)
This happened to me when I was a teenager. I caught fleas from my cat named Cricket. Strange coincidence. I took a bath and shampooed my hair, making a lot of lather. Then I put all my hair underwater so only my face was above the surface of the water and drowned the little buggers. It worked for me. Good luck! (03/29/2010)
My five year old daughter comes home from a weekend visit with her father with fleas in her hair. They have five large dogs! She just came back from a visit vigorously scratching her head. She has very thick hair. I found two fleas roaming her head and several black dots (eggs) on her scalp. I killed the visible fleas and cracked the eggs with my thumb nails. I thoroughly washed her hair. I found no visible fleas or eggs and the scratching stopped. I wash the bedding, vacuum everything, including mattresses and I am sure to clean out my vacuum after. I go through this twice a month. Yes, humans can carry fleas. (04/05/2010)
Hayley1518, I just wanted to let you know that the little brownish dots are not flea eggs, but are flea poop. The eggs are about the same size and are white.
If this is happening every time your daughter visits her daddy it's time to request the family court to order him get rid of the fleas for health reasons! (04/06/2010)
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