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You are through to Dr Coles, I am a UK based vet.
I am sorry to hear you are having these problems with Luna. Fleas are very difficult to get rid of once there is an infestation. Lots of shop bought/over the counter products do not work very well for fleas unfortunately. It is also very important to treat the house as the fleas lay eggs and these live in the carpets/sofas/bedding etc. They then hatch and climb back onto the cat so if the house is not effectively treated then the cycle continues. I would advise that you use a product called indorex to treat the house (but avoid if you have fish or birds). I would also recommend that you hoover very regularly all areas that the cat goes in. This stimulates the eggs to hatch and then you can hoover up the larvae. I would also advise that you wash her bedding and any areas where she sleeps on a hot wash above 90C. The areas of scaly skin are probably scabs and dermatitis from where she has been itching. I would recommend that you use advantage flea product, this is one of the higher quality products which can be purchased without a prescription. Lots of pet shop flea drops are ineffective. I would also recommend that you book a vet visit to get her some treatment for the scabs/scaly skin as this will be sore & irritating for her.