If bitten by flea, you may develop rashes and bumps apart from itching on the body. If not treated in time, frequent scratching may lead to more serious infections. There are many options available at home for treating flea bites-
Easy and effective remedies for quick relief
First step you must take is to clean the infected area with slightly warm water and soap. After washing gently apply some antiseptic solution on the bitten skin area.
Due to piercing on the skin, bites can be painful. To relieve of pain, you can apply ice-pack. It will relieve your from pain as well as reduce the inflammation or redness caused by flea attack.
Also known as “Plant of immortality” or “Miracle Plant”. Yes you have guessed it right. I am talking about “Aloe Vera” plant.
This versatile medicinal plant can do wonders on your infected skin after a flea bite. It will give relief from pain and reduce redness.
Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol) is also known to be an effective antiseptic and anti-microbial treatment. Mix alcohol with water, since it is highly concentrated and apply it on infected part to get immediate relief from irritation caused by flea bite .
Baking soda is also available in every home. Make a paste out of it by adding enough water and apply on flea bitten skin. In case it is not available, you can use tooth-paste instead since baking soda is one of the common ingredient in a toothpaste.
Since ancient times, Vinegar is widely popular for its anti-microbial properties. If you don’t have vinegar at home, lemon juice can be applied on affected area. Lemon juice will relieve you from irritation and itching.
Honey is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal nature. Scratching can sometimes lead to more infections. Applying honey on your flea bitten skin can be very soothing on irritated skin.
Another tested solution for flea bites is Calamine Lotion. It will relieve you from itchiness to a great extent.
Other Preventive measures.
Various government agencies also take preventive measures to tackle flea infestation in outdoors. You can consult your local council for necessary actions in your locality.
Look for a professional flea controlling treatments.
Clean your house frequently. Use Anti-Flea sprays in various areas of your home and outdoors where your pets regularly visit. Homemade Citrus-sprays can be used on possibly infested areas at home.
Vacuum carpets in your home and if necessary apply flea-powder on carpets to keep these pesky insects away.
One more important action for prevention is to clean vacuum bags after use, since all fleas are collected in the bag since it is unclean flea will have another place to flourish.
Manually check your pets for flea or get an opinion of a vet. Because flea-less pets guarantee safety for humans.
Adopting hygienic habits can keep you as well as your pets safe from fleas.