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what happens if i pop my ant bite?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Chance of infection: Do not scratch the ant bite. This will increase the chance of infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Unlike other types: Of pustules, these are normally sterile. They will resolve on their own. Attempting to pop the blisters will only create a portal for infection.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem can come from an ant bite?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Easy question: Ant stings are a cutaneous condition caused by stinging (as distinct from biting) venomous ants, always painful, but most painful when involving fire ants.[1].
A 22-year-old member asked:

Should I still go to work if I have ant bite? Need treatment?

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 53 years experience
Ant bites- not bad: Ants are insects, and all insects may bite people and cause inflammation and itching, and sometimes pain. These are not dangerous and can be treated with benadyl pills and Hydrocortisone cream. You can stay home from work for many reasons, but this is not a good one and you will miss a day of work and a paycheck, for not a serious problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the key symptoms of ant bite?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Red ant bite. Hurts a lot. Not like black ant. Why?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
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Red ant bites: Red ant bites inject venom; black ants just pinch.
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What do you put on a green ant bite

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Bicarb: Green ants bite and then spray the area with formic acid causing the burn and pain. Mix1tablespoon of bicarbinate of soda in 500ml of boiled and cooled water. Apply to area and should feel better in a few minutes repeat if necessary.

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