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my son has 4 ant bites on his ankle from yesterday morning. tonight it's still swollen and red. he scratched them and now they are open blisters?

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Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Possible infection : Any insect bite, no matter what the bug, has the potential to get infected, as there is a break in the normal skin integrity. Add scratching to the mix and even more risk of the area getting infected. Wash area well with antibacterial soap, apply a topical antibiotic cream, and if not getting better in a few days or if worsening or fever, have your primary care doctor check things out.
Answered on Sep 20, 2016
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