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I got a bite from a black ant and it really itches. my finger feels like it is throbbing a little. i was wondering if i should pop the blister and how?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
No: Leave the blister alone. You can apply anti-itch cream or medication to relieve the discomfort, but the blister will eventually open on its own or recede. Popping it may make it more prone to secondary infection.

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