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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

Ant Bite (Definition)

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


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My toddler has 3 fire ant bites on his foot. 2 are swollen. Is this normal?

My toddler has 3 fire ant bites on his foot. 2 are swollen. Is this normal?

Probably: Fire ants sting & inject solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. This causes a welt which can become fairly swollen. Within hours to a day a sterile pustule usually forms. If the whole foot is swollen this could represent an allergic reaction. What you are describing may be a fairly normal fire ant sting reaction. When in doubt see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Toddler got what we think were ant bites, next day they formed blisters that turned into oozing, open sores, and her entire calf is swollen and tight?

Toddler got what we think were ant bites, next day they formed blisters that turned into oozing, open sores, and her entire calf is swollen and tight?

See a doctor: If the calf is tight and painful when the child moves her ankle or toes, go to the emergency room. If it is associated with a fever, redness, pain, pale color to the toes or foot, or lethargy then go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What should I put on my toddlers spider/ant bites?

What should I put on my toddlers spider/ant bites?

Calamine Lotion: Calamine lotion should work well to relieve itching and soreness until the bites heal. ...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 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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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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Should I pop ant bites?

Should I pop ant bites?

Insect Bites: Do not pop your insect bite as you risk having an infection. The best treatment for insect bites is topical prescription cortisone or an over the counter medication called Sting Ease. ...Read more

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What makes ant bites itch?

What makes ant bites itch?

Histamine: Ants release a chemical called formic acid when they bite. As this is an irritant, our bodies release histamine at the site of the bite which causes itchiness. ...Read more

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What soothes green ant bites?

What soothes green ant bites?

Worth a try >: Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 2 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more

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What causes ant bites to itch?

What causes ant bites to itch?

Ant bite: When an ant bites there is a good chance formic acid will be introduced into the wound. Most likely the formic acid, which is an irritant is causing the itching
if it does not go away quickly......See a dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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Should I put Vicks on my ant bites?

Should I put Vicks on my ant bites?

Actually: Many say that it will not hurt and can help with the itching and pain... For sure you will not hurt yourself. ...Read more

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How can I drain ant bites?

How can I drain ant bites?

I wouldn't try: To drain them. You will only set yourself up for infections and possible scarring.. Instead go to the drug store and look on the itch relief section. There are some effective alternatives there. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) line and the Hydrocortisone line (sprays, creams etc) are quite helpful. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pop ant bites?

Is it safe to pop ant bites?

No. U break the: Natural barrier, the skin, to infection. Bad idea. ...Read more

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Do ant bites produce pus at area?

Do ant bites produce pus at area?

Need doctor: The blisters of ant bites can be fluid filled, but a blister with puss is infected. See a doctor and get this treated. ...Read more

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Can people be allergic to ant bites?

Can people be allergic to ant bites?

Yes: As above, fire ant bites contain some carbolic acid which is not allergenic, but any bite is contaminated with protein debris which may trigger an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Do red ant bites swell and pop open?

Do red ant bites swell and pop open?

Possibly...: Some people are more sensitive to the bites/ stings of insects than others. Your body reacts to venom or insect saliva by walling it off. I.E. Making pustules etc... ...Read more

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What is the best thing for fire ant bites?

What is the best thing for fire ant bites?

See Dr if many bites: For fire ant bites beyond age 2yr, oral antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec can help block itching and swelling. Motrin, advil, or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help decrease pain and inflammation. Putting an otc cream or gel with a skin anesthetic (such as itch-x) gel can help numb the bite. Putting otc Hydrocortisone cream on the bite twice a day for a few days, up to a week, can cut down itching/inflammation. ...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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I have a lot of fire ant bites please help?

I have a lot of fire ant bites please help?

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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What's good to treat ant bites on a diabetic?

What's good to treat ant bites on a diabetic?

Pretty much: The same itch relief meds as if you were non diabetic. With that said, always consult with your physician or pharmacist depending on the severity of your diabetes, controlled / uncontrolled, other medical conditions, other medications being taken etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take fire ant bites to heal?

How long does it take fire ant bites to heal?

3-5 days: Three to five days to heal, but beware of significant allergy to fire ant bites, as severe as with bee stings! Consider seeing an allergist, if your internist is not able to help you as these bites can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I popped a fire ant bite what will it do now?

Probably: Would recommend applying some neosporin / polymixin topical ointment. If it is a problem see your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fire ant bites reaction please help, what to do?

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

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What can you do to relieve itching from ant bites?

What can you do to relieve itching from ant bites?

Baking soda/ h2O mix: Mix 1 part baking soda with one part water. Apply poultice to bites. ...Read more

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Red ant bite. Hurts a lot. Not like black ant. Why?

Red ant bites: Red ant bites inject venom; black ants just pinch. ...Read more

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When a ant bite has green liquid what does it mean?

When a ant bite has green liquid what does it mean?

Would: Probably recommend seeing your physician - could be a localized infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ant bite. The followingwhire head?

I am experiencing ant bite. The followingwhire head?

Using this site: To get the most from this site, you need to provide background information and ask a clear related question. As written, you have provided background, but the question is gibberish. Perhaps you posted it without proofreading. You need to start over. ...Read more

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What do I do if I got an ant bite and now it is a bubble?

Don't pop it, that: Would increase chance for infection. It can actually resolve without any treatment. You can also place a paste on 2 parts of baking soda ; 1 part of water over the lesion. ...Read more

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What are the differences between ant bites and spider bites?

What are the differences between ant bites and spider bites?

They can vary.: Depending on the species, spider bites are quite variable in appearance. Ant bites are usually very itchy, red, swollen but can become infected especially if scratched repeatedly, but can look like spider bites as well. There is no easy answer to this. ...Read more