According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, humans are able to contract bubonic plague and murine typhus from the bites of infected fleas. However, most flea bites just cause bumps that are red, itchy and often in groups of three, MedlinePlus indicates.
IDPH explains that fleas spread bubonic plague worldwide. Infected fleas typically live on wild rodents. Outdoor pets, especially cats, occasionally transport contaminated fleas, as well. Humans are at risk of flea bites when they come in contact with the flea carriers. This disease is curable with a quick antibiotic treatment.
Murine typhus is usually found in rat-infested locations within tropical regions, IDPH continues. To develop the disease, humans must be in close contact with the rats carrying the fleas. Antibiotics are also used to treat this infection.Learn More
Topical treatments for ant bites include apple-cider vinegar, ice, aloe vera, tea-tree oil, calamine, soap and aspirin, according to FindHomeRemedy. Some other remedies are toothpaste, tea bags, salt, alcohol and baking soda.Full Answer >
According to FleaBites.net, bites from fleas typically require a few weeks to fully heal. The time it takes for flea bites to heal is heavily dependent on how sensitive a person is to them.Full Answer >
If a tick's head breaks off during removal, it should be treated as a splinter and removed with a pair of tweezers, advises the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Sears recommends pinching the area of skin where the tick head is embedded between the thumb and forefinger and scraping the skin with a sterilized razor blade or the edge of a scalpel.Full Answer >
Toothpaste eases the pain in a bee sting because the glycerin dries up the venom latent inside the area of the sting. Combining toothpaste with ice on the area around the sting eases the pain for many people after about 20 minutes, according to Mother Earth News.Full Answer >