From Children of StarClan

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Complaint: Fleas
Human Equivalent: Fleas
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.
Treatment: Mild:
  • Wash the patient thoroughly on a daily basis until the fleas are no longer apparent. Preferably do the washing in running water.
  • Medicate the patient internally for a quarter moon or until fleas are no longer apparent. (Garlic Clove)
  • Place preventative herbs into the bed of the patient, and into the beds of those who share a den with them, until a quarter moon following the elimination of the fleas.
  • Rub the coat of the patient daily (until fleas are no longer apparent) with an appropriate mixture of chewed herbs. (Garlic Clove & Top, Tansy, Basil, Mint)
  • As a mild case, plus...
  • Treat the bites with appropriate soothing and topical antibiotic herbs.
  • As a moderate case, plus...
  • Treat the patient with appropriate internal herbs to strengthen the resistance and help prevent a blood infection.
Residual Effects: Mild: None
Moderate: None
Severe: None
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