Can Fleas Make A Human Sick

People often ask whether fleas can make humans sick. Fleas that live on animals are known to carry various pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and rickettsia, but they rarely cause disease in the host (cats, dogs etc.). Fleas that live on humans on the other hand, may cause more serious problems. You have fleas in your home and you’re worried they might make you sick. You aren’t an entomologist, though — so why should you believe me? Does my use of the word ‘entomologist’ make me an arachnid authority? Do I have a PhD in arthropod-ology? Let’s take a closer look. Ask any pet owner if they’ve had a flea infestation and you’ll be met with an entire host of stories. A flea bite can make your dog itch for days, but can these tiny pests really make you sick? Fleas are small insects that cause havoc for pets and humans alike. Fleas can leave a lasting effect on your dog’s skin so bad it becomes irritated and inflamed. While fleas aren’t capable of making you sick, they can infect your pet with other diseases that can affect their overall health and ability to stay happy and healthy. Fleas and ticks are parasites. Their bite can transmit diseases like Lyme disease to humans. Just like with all other parasites, fleas have hosts that they live in, namely cats and dogs. These animals do not infect humans with the pathogens living inside them, but it is important for everyone to be aware of the diseases that fleas can transmit. Fleas are a common parasite of dogs and cats that can be a problem for pet owners. Fleas are annoying, painful to pets and carriers of several diseases to humans. A flea problem can be frustrating, but this article will provide you with some tips on how to get rid of them. Even though fleas are pretty unpleasant to both look at and interact with, we are actually quite fond of them. That’s correct! It is especially so in the scientific community because they can be used to do all sorts of wonderful things. A classic example is the flea circus. Performers use fleas to jump though hoops and various other acts that are amusing to watch. While this may be cute and funny, fleas have long been used for medical purposes. Manufacturers have used small amounts of flea powder for a long time for itchy skin and sores, as well as gynecological disorders. Often veterinarians will use homeopathic remedies (highly diluted forms of substances) from the spines of fleas, as well as their skulls, teeth, legs and intestines. In fact, some vets sell their own concoctions based off this material!

Can Fleas Make A Human Sick

What To Do When Fleas Attack

  • When you find fleas on your pet, it’s important to kill them immediately. The best way to do this is by using a product designed for killing fleas. These products can be applied directly to the fur of your dog or cat with a sprayer or squirt bottle. A professional exterminator may also be able to apply the solution for you at an additional cost; however, this would likely be more expensive than purchasing the product yourself and applying it yourself.
  • Once you’ve removed all live fleas from your house and yard, you’ll need to treat both areas with insecticides that will keep new ones from moving in again. It’s important not just because they’re painful—flea bites can cause serious allergic reactions as well as tapeworms in people who are exposed long enough—but also because they’re carriers: when people breathe in their droppings (or even just walk through an area treated with insecticides), they can become infected too!


Folliculitis is a skin condition caused by an inflammation of the hair follicles. The most common type of folliculitis occurs when hair follicles become infected with bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus. This type of folliculitis can be caused by multiple factors, including:

  • Skin abrasions or cuts from shaving or waxing
  • Exposure to infected water (such as swimming in lakes or hot tubs)
  • Use of contaminated bar soap or shower gel


Tapeworms are parasites that can be transmitted from fleas to humans. These worms can survive for years in the human host and grow to be 20 feet long, which is why they’re often known as “beasties.” Tapeworm segments are visible in feces, but diagnosis may require an examination of the worm itself by a medical professional.

Flea Bite Anemia

Flea bite anemia is more dangerous for children than adults. Symptoms include pallor, palpitations, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Flea bite anemia is most common in children and older adults.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease that causes flu-like symptoms such as fever, rash and nausea. It’s transmitted through the bite of the tick and can be fatal if left untreated. If you experience any of these symptoms while hiking in an area where ticks are common, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately so that you don’t develop RMSF.

Treatment includes antibiotics but it’s crucial for doctors to diagnose this disease early on so treatment can be administered quickly; without proper diagnosis and treatment, death can occur within days or weeks of infection.

Murine Typhus

Murine typhus is a bacterial illness caused by Rickettsia typhi, which is transmitted to humans when a flea bites. Bacteria from the flea’s digestive tract enters your blood when the insect bites you and causes fever, headaches, nausea and rash. This disease can also be spread through rat feces or urine and should not be confused with Rocky Mountain spotted fever (caused by R. rickettsii), which has similar symptoms but is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick.

For most people who contract murine typhus, antibiotics will clear up their illness within a few days; however, some patients may experience complications that require hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics (IV). Doctors will treat murine typhus in pregnant women differently than other adults because of its potential impact on unborn babies—the infection can cause miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women who have not had an active case before getting pregnant or those who have never been vaccinated for this disease before becoming pregnant.

Fleas can make you and your pets sick, so make sure to keep fleas off your dog and off your cat and out of your home.

Fleas can make you and your pets sick, so make sure to keep fleas off your dog and off your cat and out of your home. Fleas can carry bacteria and viruses that can infect people, including typhus, a potentially life-threatening disease caused by Rickettsia typhi or Rickettsia felis. Flea bites are also a common cause of allergic reactions in both humans and dogs.

Fleas are one of the most common parasites found on animals today because they live in warm environments like homes with pets inside them. The most common way for these types of pests to spread is by jumping from an animal onto another person or animal (or vice versa) who happens to be nearby at the time; this is why it’s important for pet owners who have more than one type of animal living in their home (like cats) plan ahead before introducing another species into their home environment! If there are already some other pets living inside this same space as well – especially if they’re furry ones – then they might bring along some unwelcome guests with them when they come over too!

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