From Children of StarClan
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|Description:|| Fleas are small, wingless insects that infect the coats of furry animals and suck their blood. This action causes irritation and creates wounds that might cause dangerous infections in the skin.|
The most obvious symptom is the presence of the fleas themselves, but the flea bites (swollen red spots on the skin) are also very apparent, in addition to the Itchiness associated with the condition.
Mild cases are those in which few bites are evident, but the fleas are apparent.
Moderate cases are those in which bites have been apparent, along with the fleas themselves.
Severe cases are those cases in which infection has sunk into the bites.
|Duration:||Mild:||A quarter to a half moon.|
|Moderate:||A quarter to a half moon.|
|Severe:||A half to a full moon.|
|Possible Complications:||Mild:||Few complications result from mild cases.|
|Moderate:||Potential for scaring.|
|Severe:||A potential for scaring, in addition to the potential for a deep infection that might cause loss of hair or even (in some rare cases) death.|
|Notes:|| Severe cases can ultimately lead to death via complications.|
Fleas are highly contagious.
|Related Herbs:||Daisy, Chervil, Celandine, Chickweed, Comfrey, Little Daisy, Kit's Ear, Marigold, Alder, Burdock, Thyme, Yarrow, Willow, Yellow Dock, Parsley, Red Dock, Goldenrod, Dandelion, Chicory|
|Related Symptoms:||Flea Bites, Itch|