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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

Ant Bite (Definition)

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 is the treatment of an ant bite?

What is the treatment of an ant bite?

Ant bite: Hydrocortisone or triamcinalone cream locally and antihistamines such as Allegra or Claritin. ...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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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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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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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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Do you think I should pop this pus filled ant bite?

Do you think I should pop this pus filled ant bite?

No: The material is sterile inside. Breaking the skin will create a portal for germs to enter your body. ...Read more

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My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat ant bite?

My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat ant bite?

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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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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What to put on ant bite on a toddler if it starts to turn into scabs

What to put on ant bite on a toddler if it starts to turn into scabs

An antibiotic...: Like neosporin may help lubricate the scars and prevent any infection. It may also help heal the area a little quicker according to the manufacturer. ...Read more

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I think I got an ant bite.It might be a mosquito bite but when I scratch it, it hurts.

I think I got an ant bite.It might be a mosquito bite but when I scratch it, it hurts.

Your question is ?: To get the most from this site you provide background and ask a related question.You provided some background, but no question.This is not a chat room and your submissions are not linked.You are welcome to start over, but realize it is randomly viewed on the site. ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of ant bite?

What are the key symptoms of ant bite?

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