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What are the key symptoms of ant bite?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Sterile pustules: Fire ants cause the most distressing ant bites. They actually are stings, produced by the rear end of the insect, often in a circular pattern. There is intense stinging, and then later, after that subsides, you will see a clear blister with yellow pus inside. Don't break it. If you are allergic to the fire ants, you can have a lot of itching, swelling, or even throat closing, asthma and shock.

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