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Allergic reaction to sugar ant bite

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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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
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No danger: Best for exaggerated reaction is potent prescription steroid. Also note that a single oral dose of prednisone is as effective as injection. How do you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Unlike some bees which can only sting once, red ants can both bite and stung multiple times
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Probably: Would recommend applying some neosporin / polymixin topical ointment. If it is a problem see your physician. Hope this helps.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Red ant bites: Red ant bites inject venom; black ants just pinch.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Creams: Cortisone creams like hydocoritsone or others.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Ant bites- not bad: Ants are insects, and all insects may bite people and cause inflammation and itching, and sometimes pain. These are not dangerous and can be treated w ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
There : There are various things you can do to treat an insect bite in a toddler: - apply a cold washcloth to any burning, itching or stinging bite - prevent ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: They normally contain sterile material. Breaking open a lesion - puts you at higher risk of infection.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
18 years experience Dentistry
See physician: Would not recommend popping blisters..If itchy or seems infected..Get checked by physician and can treat appropriately.
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