Perhaps the best natural solution for the irritant of flea bites is to avoid getting them in the first place. However, for pet owners this is not always easy to do. In this case, eating certain foods or taking certain supplements may make your body less desirable to fleas and keep you from getting bitten by fleas.
Some Foods to Add to the Diet
- Cayenne or other spicy peppers
Some Foods to Limit in the Diet
- Salty foods
- Foods high in sugar
- foods high in carbohydrates
Apple cider vinegar is a popular topical treatment to prevent fleas in pets. Apple cider vinegar can be taken internally. 1 tablespoon of raw and organic apple cider vinegar can be added to a glass of water 1-3 times a day. It is possible that as your body is more alkaline, it will be less attractive to fleas.
Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Therapy
If the reason that you are attractive to fleas is because of carbon dioxide gas that your body is excreting, hydrogen peroxide inhalation therapy may be helpful to counteract this as it helps to oxygenate your body.
Supplements to Prevent Flea Bites
Some people find that feeding their pets brewers yeast will prevent them from being bitten by insects. This nutritional supplement is full of nutrition, including B vitamins and can be taken by people as well to prevent bites. Brewer’s yeast tablets can be on the large and dry side, making it difficult to take them as often as needed to prevent bites, however.
B-1, one the vitamins in brewer’s yeast, may be a nutrient that makes a body less interesting to fleas. A B-1 or B complex supplement can be taken daily and may reduce your desirability to fleas.
There are many theories about why some people are more attractive to insects than others including certain blood type, acidity of the body, presence of sweat, and excretion of carbon dioxide. The same approach will not work for every person. You may need to experiment with different methods to see how to minimized the bites you get. Let us know what you find about about diet and its affect on the frequency of bites!