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What are ways to treat flea bite scars?

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Health & Fitness Acne & Scars
What are ways to treat flea bite scars?
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Looking from the photo, the skin lesions can be the result of flea or insect bites. The initial itchy red spots will heal over time and will form these dark marks. These marks can take many months to fade. The treatment will include:

  • Topical steroid and antibiotic cream for the active bites
  • Medical grade lightening cream for the brown marks. This will help the marks to fade faster
  • Anti-itch tablets. Take these if necessary to help with the itch

It is always advisable to see a trusted doctor or dermatologist for a proper assessment as well as early management. Hope this helps! 


Dr Stephanie Ho
BSc (Hons) in Psychology, MB ChB, MRCP, CCT Dermatology, FAMS Dermatology

Stephanie Ho Dermatology

PACIFIC PLAZA, #08 - 05
9 SCOTTS ROAD
Singapore 228210


223 views 24 Oct 2019

The scars that you have are pigmented scars due to inflammation and injury to the skin caused by the flea bites.

Treatment will be a combination of:

  • lightening creams and
  • pigment lasers.

Untreated, these scars will eventually fade. However, these scars can take a long time to do so. It may take up to several months or even, more than a year.

Medical treatments (as mentioned above) are aimed to quicken this fading process. Thus, improvement can be seen as quickly as within a month. There are many types of pigment lasers available. Therefore, you should always consult a doctor.


Dr Ho Rui Ming
MBBS

 M-Aesthetic Clinic

Novena Medical Centre
10 Sinaran Drive
#11-07 & 08
Singapore 307506


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