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Relieving Itching from Fleas

How do you to stop itching from fleas for people?

By Donna Francis from Huntingtown, MD

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July 20, 20090 found this helpful

I heard that rubbing the bites with moistened bar soap relieves the itch from mosquito bites. Why not try it for flea bites?

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July 20, 20090 found this helpful

1) First of all get rid of the fleas in the home! (simply search "fleas" here on ThriftyFun for how to)

2) Citronella anti-bug lotion: You can stop them from biting with a citronella lotion. Simply buy citronella oil & unscented lotion & add about half a teaspoon to 4 - 8 ounces of the oil to the lotion & shake well. *Never put this on when skin is wet from bathing or swimming, always wait 1 hour after bathing or skin will turn red & feel hot, like it's "burning".

3) To stop itching after big bit you can take Benadryl (antihistamine)... For instant relief, you can dab a tiny drop of Ammonia (non-sudsy) on the bite, or you can use Cortisone or Lanocaine or any "numbing" lotion. All of these work.

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July 22, 20090 found this helpful

Straight white vinegar is great for bites. Rub in well & let dry. You can use it as often as you need. It also dries up the bite & inflammation.

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July 22, 20090 found this helpful

Rub the gel from an aloe vera plant on the bites. That will take away the itch almost instantly! Everyone should have at least one aloe vera plant.

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It's been used for thousands of years for burns, bites and any skin problem. My vet once told me that it contains a topical anesthetic, a cortisone-like substance and an antibiotic. Great stuff!

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July 22, 20090 found this helpful

An ice pack is very good to relieve itching.

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July 31, 20090 found this helpful

White distilled vinegar apply with cotton ball or camphonique (spelling is off) drugstores carry this
it works quick or ammonia applied with cotton ball. I use Avon's skin so soft spray before going outside
in bug season to avoid bites.

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