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Ant bite caused swollen and pimple where it hurts and itches. What should I do?

Ant bite caused swollen and pimple where it hurts and itches. What should I do?

Depends on reaction: Insect bites can cause a variety of reactions, ranging from infections, mild allergic reactions, serious allergic reactions, and "toxin" reactions (but rarely fatal.) what should be done depends on which of these reactions is occurring. Swelling & a pimple could indicate an infection and/or an allergic reaction. Infections can worsen quickly so suspicions for this should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Hi I got an ant bite on my toe it itches and hurts how do I cure it.?

Hi I got an ant bite on my toe it itches and hurts how do I cure it.?

Time will cure it: This can be painful but it will get better over time. You can pan use topical creams like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a cortisone cream to make it feel, better. Don't scratch it. You can set yourself up for an infection if you scratch too much. ...Read more

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Hi guys I found out today I have a bug bite or a ant bite on my toe it itches and hurts a lot how do I cure it.? How do you get rid of ant bites.?

Hi guys I found out today I have a bug bite or a ant bite on my toe it itches and hurts a lot how do I cure it.? How do you get rid of ant bites.?

Cortisone cream: Ice, cortisone cream, ibuprophen for pain. Do not scratch or it could get infected. It will take several days to, heal, the best you can do is to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does an ant bite look like on toe that itches?

What does an ant bite look like on toe that itches?

Tiny: Tiny red marks with inflammation, no pus, no drainage, their bites are too small, but if it gets infected, can cause complications. ...Read more

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Swollen pimples on forehead, one big one and a few small though they were hives but now suspect pimple, have been icing it, it doesn't hurt, itches though?

Swollen pimples on forehead, one big one and a few small though they were hives but now suspect pimple, have been icing it, it doesn't hurt, itches though?

Hives vs pimples: Typically acne doesn't itch but rather looks like pus-filled, sometimes painful bumps. Check out https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/acne-pimples-and-zits & https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/acne-pimples-and-zits/treating-pimples. Hives are itchy & don't appear full of pus. Check out http://goo. Gl/v31okZ & http://goo. Gl/2dmzkm. Go see your Dermatolgi ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

A: A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I have pimples with puss coming out of the outer lip of my vagina and is now swollen and it itches and it hurts please help!

I have pimples with puss coming out of the outer lip of my vagina and is now swollen and it itches and it hurts please help!

Try moist heat: Applying heat packs or tub soaks for 10 minutes 4 times daily can help. If that doesn't help within 3 days or things get worse, you'll need to be seen. ...Read more

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Red spot size of quarter upper thigh inch below ant bites couple of inches above where I do a shot for methotrexate every week! Itches and hurts?

Red spot size of quarter upper thigh inch below ant bites couple of inches above where I do a shot for methotrexate every week! Itches and hurts?

Red skin lesion: Without a picture, it is difficult to say. Is the spot uniform, of]R does it look like a "target? " Is it flat, or raised? While it could represent a reaction to the ant bites, the proximity to your injection site is worrisome. I would bring it to the attention of your treating physician. ...Read more

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Thought was ant bite got swollen I popped and entire toe hurt/burns o got a pink jelly came out this was 5months ago. Since then may heal somewhat nev?

Thought was ant bite got swollen I popped and entire toe hurt/burns o got a pink jelly came out this was 5months ago. Since then may heal somewhat nev?

See a foot doctor: Sounds like you should at minimum have a baseline x-ray performed. You do not want to get or have an underling bone infection from improper treatment. I have never heard of pink jelly in a foot. The only pink jelly I know goes with peanut butter on a sandwich. ...Read more

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My wife is a diabetic, and it looks like she has ant bite on her left ankle, slightly swollen, could this cause major problems? Okay it has been about 2 days since she has been bitten and it swollen just a little bit. Since she is a diabetic could there be

My wife is a diabetic, and it looks like she has ant bite on her left ankle, slightly swollen, could this cause major problems? Okay it has been about 2 days since she has been bitten and it swollen just a little bit. Since she is a diabetic could there be

Diabetic: Being a diebetic means the likelihood of reduced blood flow to extremities like feet and hands. Be sure it is not getting worse by drawing an outline around the exact edge of the swelling. If the swelling and redness starts to extend beyond the outline you need to see an md, or a foot specialist (podiatrist). Do not wait as condition can get real bad fast especially with diabetes. ...Read more

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My mum eye lid are very swollen till cannot open her eyes. Cause by ant bite. Ant natural remedy?

My mum eye lid are very swollen till cannot open her eyes. Cause by ant bite. Ant natural remedy?

Needs attention!: This sounds like a serious local reaction. I would not recommend any natural remedies for this. At the very least a dose of antihistamines will be necessary. It is not uncommon for an infection to set in around the area of a local bite. So its possible she will in addition need an antibiotic. We may be able to give you direction in a Prime Visit. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Do ant bites look like pimples?

Do ant bites look like pimples?

Ant bites: Fire Ant bites/stings initially look like red bumps. Within a day blisters form on the red base. ...Read more

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When an ant bites you why does it turn into a pimple?

When an ant bites you why does it turn into a pimple?

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

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What's the best way to prevent itching on a mosquito or ant bite?

What's the best way to prevent itching on a mosquito or ant bite?

Topical steroid: 1% hydrocortisone cream applied locally can often relieve itching. No systemic drowsiness effects. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why does itching an ant bite feel so good?

Why does itching an ant bite feel so good?

Stimulant: Everytime you scratch any itch, you are either
a-removing the irritant
b- stimulating the blood flow to the area which moves the histamine which is causing the itch. ...Read more

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Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching. Started from my leg.

Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching. Started from my leg.

This sounds like a skin condition related to dry skin.: Look up" hyperkeratosis pilaris" in Google and then switch to the images and see if the picture looks like you're rash. If it appears to be a match then you need to do quick bathing so as not to dry out the skin and use a lot of lotion. ...Read more

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18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to consult with a pediatrician for the correct dose as the child is under 2. ...Read more

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3.5year old got bit by a fire ants last night, she woke up both her foot are swollen some look like pimples. Used hydrocortisone. What else can I do?

3.5year old got bit by a fire ants last night, she woke up both her foot are swollen some look like pimples. Used hydrocortisone. What else can I do?

Treat the itching: Watch for infection of the bite marks, since the skin was broken by the bites. Put antibiotic ointment on the pimples, and give him Benadryl (diphenhydramine) syrup to decrease the urge to scratch. If you see red streaks from the bite marks, go to the doctor to treat for infection. ...Read more

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My arm is swollen from ant bite what to do now?

My arm is swollen from ant bite what to do now?

Antihistamine: I would get an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or see my md for an rx. ...Read more

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I recently got a ant bite on my lip from a small black ant. It is swollen and I have iced it but it has gotten bigger. Should I do anything else to it

I recently got a ant bite on my lip from a small black ant. It is swollen and I have iced it but it has gotten bigger. Should I do anything else to it

Ant bite: Continue with icing area 20 minutes on 20 minutes off. If blister forms do not try to pop it. You can also take benadryl by mouth and apply steroid cream to the bite area for some relief of the swelling. ...Read more

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My daughter has an ant bite on her thunb. It happened yesterday. Now the hand is swollen. It was red yesterday but now not red. Wot shld I do?

My daughter has an ant bite on her thunb. It happened yesterday. Now the hand is swollen. It was red yesterday but now not red. Wot shld I do?

Arthus reaction: This sometimes occurs as the normal chemical agents released in the tissues cause localized fluid accumulation. It is considered a body defense, diluting any debris from a bite and walling it off from the body so it can be processed by the lymph nodes. It is often itchy and may be warm. Your doc can look it over and make sure it is not infected. Most swelling goes down in a few days. Benedryl can help. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): 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

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My girlfriend woke up with a rash all over her face, it had her face swollen red itching especially near the ears and she has pimples what to do?

My girlfriend woke up with a rash all over her face, it had her face swollen red itching especially near the ears and she has pimples what to do?

Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) HC: There are many causes of itching. In most cases, the cause is an allergy. If one experiences any difficulty breathing they must go to an emergency room or urgent care center immediately.

The simplest treatment would be to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (25-50mg) and apply 1% Hydrocortisone ointment 4 times per day. Do not apply anything else to the face (make-up, wrinkle creams, etc) until the rash resolves. ...Read more

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I have an itchy toe finger. It has two pimples and it hurts and itches?

Itchy digits: Thank you for your question. Itchy toes/fingers (digits) with pimples that hurt may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical agents or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

Bump: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to the nearest foot specialist. Things should be OK for your inner ankle bump.
Hope all goes well.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it won't pop, it itches/hurt really bad should be concerned please help?

I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it won't pop, it itches/hurt really bad should be concerned please help?

Most heat: It sounds like a blocked gland. Applying moist heat for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily may help. Also soaking in a tub. If that doesn't help or things get worse over the next 3 days, the area should be examined by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it won't pop, it itches/hurt really bad should I be concerned please help?

I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it won't pop, it itches/hurt really bad should I be concerned please help?

See MD: It could be many things. Just see a doctor to have the lesion evaluated. They may choose to biopsy or excise the lesion if they are concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


Ant Bite (Definition)

Skin lesions from ant bites usually have a red base with a blisters on ...Read more