We all hate fleas due to the troubles they bring us and our pets. When being bitten by fleas, we will feel incredibly itchy and sometimes it leads to severe infections. There are a lot of ways to deal with flea bites that you might be heard before. In this article, we will suggest you some foods that can treat flea bite on humans.
Symptoms of flea bites
Flea bites often appear around the ankles and legs which are small, red and have a red halo around the central bite. Normally, bites are clustered into three or four nodes or into a straight line. They are very itchy and the affected area could be painful and has a rash. You should not scratch when bitten by fleas because it can cause further skin damage and secondary bacterial infections can develop. In cases such as shortness of breath, nausea and swelling of the lips or face, you should see a doctor.
Foods used as flea bite treatment
You can find citrus in oranges and lemon. How to make this natural repellent oil: Boil the peels of lemon or orange in hot water. You then can apply directly it on the affected area after letting it cool down. Another way is to boil the lemon juice or orange juice and add some drops of lemongrass oil. Shake the mixture and apply it on the affected area.
A very effective way for flea bites on human but you might not know is to use red onions. The sulfur in onion can treat the flea bite well. How to use: Take one onion and make a paste by crushing it. Put the paste into one piece of cloth and close it tightly. Take out the juice by squeezing it firmly. Apply the juice on scalp and hair then leave it for couples of hours. After that, use warm water to rinse the hair and scalp. You should repeat the steps once a week.
The mixture of oatmeal with yoghurt and honey
Oatmeal is a trusted treatment which can avoid the inflammation resulting from flea bites. The combination of honey, yoghurt and oatmeal accelerates the recovery process. All you need to do is to mix one cup each of oatmeal and yoghurt well then add one tablespoon of honey to the mixture. Apply the blend on the bites and leave it for about a half hour. After that, use clean water to rinse it off. Repeat the cycle once a day.
Another natural treatment for flea bite is coconut pulp. Make a paste by mashing a coconut up and blasting it in a blender. Apply the paste directly on the affected area and wrap in a towel for about one hour. Repeat the steps three times a day and notice the bite will get better. The best time to do it is before you go to bed at night.
Prevent flea bites on humans
- Lemon citrus spray: By using the lemon spray in your house, the fleas will stay away since they do not like the smell of this.
Flea repellent: You can take some home ingredients as the flea repellent and one of them is garlic. You should it lots of it because fleas do not like the taste of garlic.
- Essential oils: Using essential oils such as lavender, cedarwood, eucalyptus or peppermint will help you prevent flea bites.
- Treat fleas for your pets because they are the main source spreading fleas in your home.
- Vacuum your home daily and wash the pet bedding regularly with hot water to get rid of fleas.
- Use insecticides (read the instructions carefully before using). The drugs with growth inhibitors will have a longer effect.
All our tips above would be useful for you in treating flea bites when dealing with this problem. In severe cases, it’s better to see your doctor. Hope that you will find the best way to treat flea bites for your own and share with others if you have other suggestions.
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