A 34-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to pop ant bites?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't pop them.: The material contained in blisters from fire ants is not infectious. Breaking open the blisters increases the chance of developing an infection.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
Dr. Bradford Romans
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No.U break the: natural barrier,the skin,to infection.Bad idea.
Answered on Oct 19, 2014

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Don't: You are increasing your chance of an infection of you pop the bite. Just let it heal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: The material in the blister is sterile. By breaking open the skin you will put yourself at risk for developing an infection.

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