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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Insect bite: Seek care if it becomes painful or doesn't heal.

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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 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A tropical fire ant: Sting injects solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. This leads to a welt which can become fairly swollen & then a sterile pustule. The stings are definitely ... Read More
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
It would depend: on the species of ant. Anything from minimal reaction to extreme pain and possible ulceration. Consult your doctor.
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
9 years experience Dentistry
Stimulant: Everytime you scratch any itch, you are either a-removing the irritant b- stimulating the blood flow to the area which moves the histamine which is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 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 member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Would: Probably recommend seeing your physician - could be a localized infection. Hope this helps.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Question?: It's not clear what the question is here. Please resubmit and we will try to help.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Don't pop it, that: Would increase chance for infection. It can actually resolve without any treatment. You can also place a paste on 2 parts of baking soda ; 1 part of ... Read More

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