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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 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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The following are: ...reasons for concern: 1. If you get a rash over other parts of your body. 2. If you get swelling of your face, lips or throat. 3. If you have t ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Ant bite: Continue with icing area 20 minutes on 20 minutes off. If blister forms do not try to pop it. You can also take benadryl by mouth and apply steroid ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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.
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
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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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