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How do I know if I have fleas?

My daughter has these red dots on her. The Dr doesnt know what they are. Me and DH dont have them. Its cold out so fleas shouldnt be here. And we just got rid of cats like a month ago and we seen like 2 fleas within a few days so we dont know if her dots are from the fleas. The cats did go outside but theyve been gone and we didnt see any fleas when we had them. The dr doesnt know what it is either. They just said to keep an eye on them. but they seem to just appear.

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asheybabey69

Asked by asheybabey69 at 2:24 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • do you live in an area with bedbugs?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • The lifecycle of the flea could still be going on, even though you got rid of the cats. Fleas typically bite 3 times in a row, so look for that.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 2:43 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • at nite when u all go to sleep use dawn dish soap and mix it with hot atwer and put it on the floor mainly were ur baby is. and if u have any there will be some in the soapy water in the morning
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 2:53 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • i dont live in any where near bed bugs. And my daughters matress is plastic coating... so in case she pees you wipe it right off. So i dont know how they would live in it. plus her sheets have been washed multiple times so idk.

    asheybabey69

    Answer by asheybabey69 at 2:53 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Have you cleaned the carpets, curtains and furniture in your house? Maybe there is an exterminator who can come and spray the house for bugs and that would clear it up. Give your house a good cleaning and see if that helps!
    khedy

    Answer by khedy at 5:55 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • You got rid of the cats. The fleas have no where else to go. NOW you're going to see them.

    When you found those two fleas did you clean the house and set off bombs? Did you also take care of the yard? You have to do both at the same time.

    Bedbugs..not living "near" them doesn't mean you don't have them. Plastic covers don't keep them away. Washing the sheets don't take care of them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Fleas will live in your carpet, bedding, and furniture. They are so hard to get rid of. With no pets to bite on they will go for humans. Even though it is cold out there are still fleas around.
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 12:58 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

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