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why do ant bites itch

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Tiny: Tiny red marks with inflammation, no pus, no drainage, their bites are too small, but if it gets infected, can cause complications.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Like a zit: Ant bites that are not infected can sometimes look like a small zit. Don't scratch it because you can risk it to open and start an infection. Usuall ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Hydrocortisone cream: Apply Hydrocortisone cream which is available over the counter, this will control itching. Keep clean and protected. Healing will occur but it has to ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Time will cure it: This can be painful but it will get better over time. You can pan use topical creams like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a cortisone cream to make it ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on reaction: Insect bites can cause a variety of reactions, ranging from infections, mild allergic reactions, serious allergic reactions, and "toxin" reactions (bu ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Doctor eval: Ice, benedryl, and ibuprophen will help. Don't scratch it or your risk infection. Sometime fire ant bites can last a while. If it looks infected, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Insect bit: Get rid of the source of ants, and treat topically with anti itch cream.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Red skin lesion: Without a picture, it is difficult to say. Is the spot uniform, of]R does it look like a "target?" Is it flat, or raised? While it could represent a r ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Fire ants inject carbonic acid in bites that form a sterile abscess. It is a localized process that does not enter your system further. Although it is ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A : A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding whi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Baking soda/ h2O mix: Mix 1 part baking soda with one part water. Apply poultice to 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Chest itch bumps: Suspect poison ivy or shingles. Time will tell. Unless you had little ant bites. Biging ants are not common. Would be good to know where you live for ... Read More

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