Treating Flea Bites and Bed Bug Bites Calamine lotion or cold compresses can soothe a bite and reduce the itchiness. If you have scratched and broken open a blister, you should wash the area with warm soapy water and then pat dry as a precautionary measure against infection.
What Do Flea Bites Look Like? There are a wealth of bugs out there that like to bite, sting, and feed on humans. As a result, it can end up being a little difficult to determine which creature is the culprit when you start to itch.
So basically they look like mosquito bites. Usually the fleas bite randomly on the body. The bed bugs tend to bite more strategically in linear rows. Where bed bug bites can be found anywhere on the body, flea bites are often located on the legs and ankles because these areas are easier to get to.
Treatment of Bed Bug Bites. The first act of treatment is washing the area with soap and water. You can also use ice to calm down the itching. Applying a paste of water and baking soda for an hour or two and washing it thoroughly helps in clearing the rashes. It stops the bites from becoming blisters or hives.
Bed bug bites can easily be confused with other insect bites such as a mosquito, flea, and spider bites. But unlike the other insect bites that can occur at any time of the day, bed bug bites are more common in the evenings and during the night.
Cleaning the area around the flea bite with clean water and soap. Applying ice or something cold to numb the area, making it less tempting to scratch. Applying anti-pruritic (anti-itch) creams to stop the itching. Applying topical steroid creams to the area around the bite to reduce the swelling and itching.