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I recently have been getting small red bites on the back of my hands, my arms and legs. At first I put it down to flies that must have bitten me when I was in the backyard but I'm not so sure..
Since I have a dog, could it be a dog flea bite? What do they look like?
Most flea bites that people get appear on their ankles and legs. What happens next depends on the individual. If a perons is really sensitive to flea bites then the swelling could last weeks. The typical flea bite can be descibed as a small red bump which is extremely itchy. You may be able to see a single point in the middle of the swelling where the flea bit.
The flea saliva which is left behind in the skin causes teh bodies reaction.
Below is a collage of flea bites - maybe you can match yours up with one of these!