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allergic reaction to ant bites symptoms

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Glad you didn't need an Epipen this time but if you have a history of breathing problems in past with ant bites don't leave home without it! Benadryl ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Care: Care for acute insect bites that cause a localized rash can include: 1) oral or topical antihistamine agents such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 2) t ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fire ants: Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer or Benadryl (diphenhydramin ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Don't scratch: Ant bites usually appear as a small red bump. There is sometimes a small blister in the middle, and depending on the type of ant, there can be swellin ... Read More
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Dr. William Schmidt
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Will take a bit long: Thats is a heavy reaction which will go away but medrol (methylprednisolone) will help it faster IM
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sterile pustules: Fire ants cause the most distressing ant bites. They actually are stings, produced by the rear end of the insect, often in a circular pattern. There ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Friederich
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Allergy: Once you can't control any reaction with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) alone
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: as above, fire ant bites contain some carbolic acid which is not allergenic, but any bite is contaminated with protein debris which may trigger an all ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Hard to tell as the fire ant bite is often red swollen and itchy just like really allergy. The protein component of the venom is indeed allergenic so ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Probably not: Some ant bites contain small amounts of venom that will cause a local reaction in any living tissue however, you should seek medical attention soon du ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Here are a few.: Flea bites itch more and ant bites sting more.Flea bites swell more and fire ant bites cause a painful small pustule.

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