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Flea Allergy Dermatitis

What is flea allergy dermatitis?

Flea allergy dermatitis may be better known as an allergic reaction to a flea’s saliva. This could cause a dog to have a skin disorder, when a flea bites a dog the saliva is injected into the dog’s skin. Typically flea allergy dermatitis may be the number one allergy in dogs. This condition may cause a dog to be severely itchy and in pain. In some cases it could only take one flea bite to cause a dog to have an allergic reaction. Usually flea allergy dermatitis may be more seen in the summer, due to the warm living conditions. Typically if the climate is too cold fleas may not be able to reproduce or even live.

What is used to treat flea allergy dermatitis?

It could be very important to a dog’s health and comfort to do all that one can to get rid of fleas or to prevent fleas. Many dogs may be allergic to flea bites; this could cause flea allergy dermatitis; which could be very irritating and painful for a dog. There may be several medications that may kill and treat flea allergy dermatitis, these may include but are not limited to. Advantage Revolution Front Line this may only take a few hours to see results Flea collar or shampoos typically these may be a waste of money and time Chewable tablets may kill fleas very quick and prevent the return of fleas

What are the most common signs and symptoms of flea allergy dermatitis?

A dog may have several different signs or symptoms from flea allergy dermatitis, not all dogs may experience the same symptoms. Some dogs may only have one symptoms while another dog may have all the signs and symptoms. These may include but are not limited to. Mild or severe scratching Biting at the affected area A dog may rub its body on the carpet or furniture In some cases the dog’s skin may become red and irritated. Bald spots may appear Itching may take place at the affected area These are a few of the signs and symptoms that may be watched for if someone thinks their dog has flea allergy dermatitis. For more information regarding flea allergy dermatitis such as, would it be possible that a dog could pass flea dermatitis to another dog or can a dog die from flea allergy dermatitis. Read below where an Expert has answered questions pertaining to flea allergy dermatitis.

What can be done for a dog that had flea allergy dermatitis and is still itching?

In some cases the dog may no longer have fleas, but the itching still occurs. Some dogs may need to be injected or given an oral cortisone treatment; typically cortisone helps with itching. Cortaid may be the best topical cream to help with the flea allergy dermatitis itching. Other treatments may be oatmeal shampoos like Resicort may help the dog.

What could be given to a dog that has flea allergy dermatitis that is over the counter?

In some cases there may be a couple different medications that may be found over the counter to help temporarily treat a dog with flea allergy dermatitis. Sometimes a dog may react well to Chloropheniramine; this may be given around 4 milligrams twice a day. Another option may be Benadryl; usually Benadryl may be given at around 1 milligram for every pound the dog weighs. This does could be safely given around 2 or 3 times a day. Flea allergy dermatitis may be a serious condition for some dog and for others it may just a mild condition. Some dogs may be very allergic to flea bite which could cause the dog to get flea allergy dermatitis. Many owners may become worried when seeing some of the signs and symptoms of flea allergy dermatitis. This could cause one to ask many questions such as, can a dog lose it hair form flea allergy dermatitis or can this flea allergy dermatitis cause death to a dog. For the answers to these questions and many others contact an Expert.
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