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A 16-year-old female asked:

i recently got a ant bite on my lip from a small black ant. it is swollen and i have iced it but it has gotten bigger. should i do anything else to it

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ant bite: Continue with icing area 20 minutes on 20 minutes off. If blister forms do not try to pop it. You can also take benadryl by mouth and apply steroid cream to the bite area for some relief of the swelling.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Provided original answer
generic name for Benadryl is diphenhydramine. It is available over the counter without a prescription.
Feb 20, 2017

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