Pictures of Cat Flea Bites
If you have a cat, flea control is essential in order to avoid itchy, infectious flea bites. If you currently have a flea infestation, take care of it right away before it escalates into a problem that can be extremely difficult to handle.
For both you and your cat, flea bites are extremely itchy and can be especially annoying to those with sensitive skin. Rashes and infections caused by scratching are also common. Some people even break out into hives from an allergy to the bites.
In this photo you can see a woman whose back has been bitten repeatedly by fleas.
Because the flea bites are so itchy, the urge to scratch is almost unbearable, but try to leave it alone. They become inflamed when you scratch them and can take longer to heal. It’s a good idea to wash the bites with an antiseptic to reduce your chances of getting an infection. An over-the-counter itch medicine such as cortisone cream may be helpful, too.
Some people find that an ice pack helps reduce swelling and provide some relief for the itching. Also, there are anesthetic creams that you can try in addition to the cortisone.
As you can see, you’re at just as much risk of getting bitten as your cat. Fleas can lay as many as 200 eggs in a matter of just a few days, so the problem will only get worse if a well rounded flea control program is not put into place.
If you have a cat and unexplained bites like these pictures, you may have an infestation in your home. We advise you to read through our site and put together an aggressive flea control plan, then follow it on a regular basis. After all, once you get rid of them you most certainly don’t want them to come back!