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A 50-year-old member asked:

should i pop the blister from a red ant bite?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
Only if it is tense: Usually we don't recommend popping blisters, as the intact skin prevents infection. The fluid will generally resolve on its own. If the blister is tense and painful though, it can be helpful to drain the fluid. I would try to keep the skin intact as much as possible. And cover the wound with a bandage.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Use ice: I would apply ice compress to the area. Put some ice cubes or crushed ice in a ziploc bag and put it on the ant bite for 20 mins, then leave ice off for 20 minutes, then reapply ice. Do this several times a day and it should help.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for the blister to heal from ant bite?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Ant bites: Bites from ants, especially fire ants, can last 1-2 weeks. Do not scratch them or they can get infected. Use cortisone or benedryl cream for the itch. See a doctor if there is sign on infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How does a red ant bite blister burst if you don't pop it?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
No need to burst: It gradually dries up and goes away. Popping it puts you at increased risk for infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:

When an ant bite blisters do you pop it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry 19 years experience
See physician: Would not recommend popping blisters..If itchy or seems infected..Get checked by physician and can treat appropriately.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Should i pop blisters from an ant bite?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: They normally contain sterile material. Breaking open a lesion - puts you at higher risk of infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Are you supposed to pop ant bite blisters or not?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 28 years experience
No: Do not pop the blisters as it increases the risk of infection and scarring.

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