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what is tropical fire ant allergy

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See below: It consists of reactions (other than the typical itching and swelling at sting site) of any of the following symptoms: diffuse itching, swelling, hive ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Usually not, unless: Injection into tendon can result in tendon rupture. Steroid could exacerbate infection or diabetes.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ant allergy: Ant allergy - allergic reaction to ant sting/ bite. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mou ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check w ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, could be: this is a severe localized reaction, could very well be due to allergy, you need evaluation by an allergist/immunologist, keep antihistamines and epin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
18 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
See an allergist: An allergist can help you determine if the reaction you have to fire ant is life-threatening and offer you treatment for the allergy. You need an epi- ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Be careful: , fire ants are found throughout the United States esp the southern states.They can also be found in south america, australia the philippines taiwan a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
3-5 days: Three to five days to heal, but beware of significant allergy to fire ant bites, as severe as with bee stings! Consider seeing an allergist, if your ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fire ant bite.: Fire ants don't actually bite. They grip your skin with pinchers while stinging from their abdomen. Their sting injects solenopsin which is an alkaloi ... Read More
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.

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