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Allergic Reaction To Ant Bites Symptoms
What should I do for an allergic reaction from an ant bite? Usually I need an Epipen (epinephrine) but this time I didn't. The bite area (my foot) is VERY swollen.
Glad you didn't need an Epipen this time but if you have a history of breathing problems in past with ant bites don't leave home without it! Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually first emergent medication I recommend. Keep foot elevated. Compresses 50/50 white vinegar/water. Make appointment to see your MD asap.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/insect-stings ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Fire ants: Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Do not squeeze or disrupt the lesions that develop. About 15% of people are allergic to fire ant stings. For anaphylactic rxn call 911 for immediate treatment. ...Read more
If u have a 20 CM large local reaction to mosquito or ant bite, do u need a cortisone injection? What is the danger in not taking the injection?
Don't scratch: Ant bites usually appear as a small red bump. There is sometimes a small blister in the middle, and depending on the type of ant, there can be swelling. Try not to scratch; as this will only serve to increase the symptoms. You can use Hydrocortisone cream topically and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally to help control the itching. Good luck and try to avoid the ants in the future. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My 18mo old received about 30 ant bites on her hand and maybe 15 more around her body she has had fever since the bites could she be allergic?
Baking soda: Apply a poultice of 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 water to the effected areas. Benedryl taken orally is also helpful. ...Read more
Popping increases the risk of infections.
Here is some info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/fire-ant-stings ...Read more
Baking soda/ h2O mix: Mix 1 part baking soda with one part water. Apply poultice to bites. ...Read more
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Strange question: Unless you received numerous stings by some potent ants I would not think so. You may not really have numbness but a strange alteration of sensation called parasthesia. This is very possible as ant bites cause release of chemical irritants as your bodies defense mechanism which are capable of causing a parasthesia. ...Read more
Pustules (vs boils): It is typical after a fire ant bite to develop a red welt which can become fairly large. Most often (not always) a pustule develops within a few hours to a day. These are very painful. My family & I have had them. Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Benadryl for itching. Call 911 for an allergic rxn. If these are boils you need medical care - I suspect. ...Read more
No: The material is sterile inside. Breaking the skin will create a portal for germs to enter your body. ...Read more
They: Don't always. It would depend on the insect bite and the way your body responds to it. If concerned please see your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Don't sratch!: These can be very uncomfortable; but scratching and picking will only make the problem worse. Hydrocortisone cream can be used on the bites topically and you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally for the itching. Both are available over the counter. They will fade within a few days. Watch for signs of infection and see your health care provider if symptoms continue past a week. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Neutralization: Calamine solution contains zinc carbonate (basic ph) and ant's sting contains formic acid. The reaction between the acid and the base neutralizes the effect of the sting. Taking an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin and applying a topical steroid cream also help. ...Read more
Keep it clean: Once an insect bites there are not many things to do. Medicines by mouth are not necessary. There are some topical agents to numb it but it will go away by itself. Teach them to not scratch it. ...Read more
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