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Fire ant stings should you pop?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: The blister is filled with sterile material. Popping it will create a portal for infection.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do fire ant stings always scar?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Not always: Remove the stinger, this will prevent the release of more venom. Wash the area with soap and water. Apply a cold pack try a pain reliever, such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) or Acetaminophen (tylenol, others), to ease pain from bites or stings. Apply a topical cream to ease pain and provide itch relief. Creams containing ingredients such as hydrocortisone.

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