A 31-year-old member asked:
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do red ant bites swell and pop open?

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Dr. Stephen Calendine
34 years experience Dentistry
Possibly...: Some people are more sensitive to the bites/ stings of insects than others. Your body reacts to venom or insect saliva by walling it off..I.E. Making pustules etc...
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mccarty
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I do: Not really sound medical advice, but I have had many fire ant bites for years practically weekly, and i pop them right away. It seems they heal faste ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
19 years experience Dermatology
Only if it is tense: Usually we don't recommend popping blisters, as the intact skin prevents infection. The fluid will generally resolve on its own. If the blister is t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
No need to burst: It gradually dries up and goes away. Popping it puts you at increased risk for infection.
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Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for exam. Do not touch it

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