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Cure for Flea Bites on Humans

Posted by Anonymous

I am looking for a cure for flea bites on humans. How do I keep fleas from biting me? Is there anything you can recommend? I desperately need help. I am being eaten alive by fleas!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

When you take baths DO NOT use soap or detergents or shampoo. Take baths only IN BORAX. Borax is a common cleaning used for washing and cleaning. While it is safe for human use it is a stomach poison for fleas. Try sprinkling a powder borax all over the house or some clothes. Make sure you have some borax residue on your skin - in other words don't rinse out borax solution after you take baths. The fleas will eat them and they will die. Once the condition is better, after a day or so, you can take baths with borax, but rinse them completely with water. borax are usually non irritating for the skin. However, if it is irritating, then you can rinse them out with water. Most importantly, make sure you laundry after spinkling borax and water on carpets so you don't get reinfected.

Replied by Oceanman58
Los Alamitos, Ca, 90720
02/14/2013

I may try the Borax as a preventative.. Has anyone found the right combination of foods in their diet that changes one's chemistry so that the fleas don't want to bite? I've tried garlic, b1, b6, b vitamins, brewers yeast, eradicating all sugar in my diet and on and on and on. I have successfully treated my dog, she is fine; however when I walk the dog, the fleas get me. I've tried certain things that repel the fleas from jumping on me but what I want to know is there anyone in any country that knows of a vegetable, fruit, combination of both or herb etc that literally changes the taste of one's blood so that these terrible little curses don't want anything to do with me anymore. Incidentally, can someone tell me what purpose do fleas have in the food chain? How can anything catch them to eat them? It's something I want to ask God about.. LOL. I can see the purpose of mosquitoes, food for birds etc. But fleas, that's another story... I would love people's input but truely I tell you, garlic and b vitamins don't work for me so please if it works for you that's great but in a world of 7 billion people there must be someone that stumbled on a natural internal anti-flea concoction for humans?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
02/20/2013

Oceanman58, I may be wrong but I think I read somewhere about lemon being unpalatable to insects. Try drinking lemonade for a few days....