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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: The pustule normally contains sterile material. Popping it will increase chances for infection.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis is a very severe, often fatal allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can occur to virtually any allergen, but hypersensitivity to nuts and hymeno ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Chance of infection: Do not scratch the ant bite. This will increase the chance of infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Unlike other types: Of pustules, these are normally sterile. They will resolve on their own. Attempting to pop the blisters will only create a portal for infection.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Unlike some bees which can only sting once, red ants can both bite and stung multiple times
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 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 member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Bicarb: Green ants bite and then spray the area with formic acid causing the burn and pain. Mix1tablespoon of bicarbinate of soda in 500ml of boiled and coole ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Few days: An ant bite can heal in a few days, but it will take longer than that if it is a fire ant bite, or many bites. Use ice, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Easy question: Ant stings are a cutaneous condition caused by stinging (as distinct from biting) venomous ants, always painful, but most painful when involving fire ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mccarty
32 years experience Dentistry
Not a big deal: Don't worry about it, but if for some reason it remains red and swollen for a few days afterward then think about infection.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Blister with redness: Skin lesions from ant bites usually have a red base with a blisters on the sites of bites.

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