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I am sorry to hear that Dakota is so miserable. If he is flea allergic and even if you treated him for fleas, he can continue to itch for weeks from the flea bites he received before the treatment due to the allergic reaction. I would recommend that you seek veterinary intervention for him for a short course of steroids to break the itch cycle, while you continue to treat the fleas so he doesn't continue to get flea bites. Flea allergy reactions cause severe itch and there is not anything over the counter that will break that itch cycle and if he continues to itch, he could end up with a secondary bacterial or yeast infection or a hot spot. Steroids are not harmful if use for a short term treatment.
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My posted replies are for general education only and not meant as a diagnosis. Only after a thorough veterinary examination can a diagnosis for your pet be made and specific treatments be advised or medications be prescribed.
Cool water epsom salt soaks or compresses may help decrease the skin inflammation some and provide some relief. Good luck with him.