A 36-year-old female asked:
6mth old got bitten by ants while asleep. some have small sores with plus it seems like. she doesn't have a fever,thank god. shud i take her 2 the doc?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you know it was ants, the sores you describe are expected. The common red ant injects carbolic acid as it bites which creates a sterile pustule which will often self heal. If you see that the area of redness is expanding,oozing or getting thicker it may be worth a visit.
Answered on Aug 9, 2015
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