(HealthDayNews) -- If you have a dog or a cat, you've probably taken steps to make sure they don't get fleas. But if they do, watch out.

The Nemours Foundation says children who play with flea-ridden pets can suffer bites themselves. The bites usually happen in clusters of three or four and appear as small, red bumps.

The best treatment is to wash the bumps with soap and water and to avoid scratching. Calamine lotion can help alleviate itching.

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