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

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

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

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


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Child with fire-ant bites. What's the best treatment?

Child with fire-ant bites.  What's the best treatment?

Fire Ants don't : Actually bite. Pinchers grip skin while stinging injects solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. 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

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What are good fire ant bite treatments for toddlers?

What are good fire ant bite treatments for toddlers?

Just keep clean: Fire ants inject carbolic acid in their bites, which produces a sterile pustule that will self heal unless the kid contaminates the wound by scratching. Decontaminating the surrounding skin reduces the local germ population and reduces the chances of a secondary infection. ...Read more

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How do you cure an ant bite on the penis?

How do you cure an ant bite on the penis?

Ouch!: Wash with soap and water. Some benadryl cream or cortisone cream may help with itching. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. See a doctor if it looks infected. ...Read more

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Which treatments are most highly recommended for ant bites?

Which treatments are most highly recommended for ant bites?

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

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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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Should i pop an ant bite?

Should i pop an ant bite?

No: The pustule normally contains sterile material. Popping it will increase chances for infection. ...Read more

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Can you die from a ant bite?

Can you die from a ant bite?

Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis is a very severe, often fatal allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can occur to virtually any allergen, but hypersensitivity to nuts and hymenoptera (bees, wasps) are the most notorious. Epi-pens contain epinephrine, a life saving medication to quickly reverse allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What happens if i pop my ant bite?

Chance of infection: Do not scratch the ant bite. This will increase the chance of infection. ...Read more

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