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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

Ant Bite (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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What do you put on a green ant bite?

What do you put on a green ant bite?

Bicarb: Green ants bite and then spray the area with formic acid causing the burn and pain. Mix1tablespoon of bicarbinate of soda in 500ml of boiled and cooled water. Apply to area and should feel better in a few minutes repeat if necessary. ...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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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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Should I pop blisters from an ant bite?

Should I pop blisters from an ant bite?

No: They normally contain sterile material. Breaking open a lesion - puts you at higher risk of infection. ...Read more

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When an ant bite blisters do you pop it?

Never pop it: If you pop it you risk infection. Don't pop the ant bite, let it heal or see md if you are concerned. ...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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Are you supposed to pop ant bite blisters or not?

Are you supposed to pop ant bite blisters or not?

No: Do not pop the blisters as it increases the risk of infection and scarring. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the blister to heal from ant bite?

How long does it take for the blister to heal from ant bite?

Ant bites: Bites from ants, especially fire ants, can last 1-2 weeks. Do not scratch them or they can get infected. Use cortisone or benedryl cream for the itch. See a doctor if there is sign on infection. ...Read more

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I have a giant painful blister from a ant bite. What should I do?

I have a giant painful blister from a ant bite. What should I do?

Observation: Ant bites will typically resolve without treatment, but if there is increasing blister size, or redness/pain/warmth at the site a medical visit would be prudent idea ...Read more

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What do you do with an ant bite that has blistered between my toes?

What do you do with an ant bite that has blistered between my toes?

See adoctor: Insect bites between the toes can be very uncomfortable. When they blister, you should see a doctor, so he can properly drain the blister and prescibe the appropriate antibiotics and follow up care instructions. ...Read more

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I just got bitten by a tiny black bug with wings. About the size of an exclamation mark. Should I be worried? What is it? Hurt like a fire ant bite.

I just got bitten by a tiny black bug with wings. About the size of an exclamation mark. Should I be worried? What is it? Hurt like a fire ant bite.

The following are: ...reasons for concern: 1. If you get a rash over other parts of your body. 2. If you get swelling of your face, lips or throat. 3. If you have trouble breathing. 4. If the bite area turns into an open wound or increases significantly in size. Meanwhile, apply ice to the area for 15 minutes every 2 hours as needed, Take OTC pain meds as needed & an OTC antihistamine if it itches. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Should I pop the blister from a red ant bite?

Should I pop the blister from a red ant bite?

Only if it is tense: Usually we don't recommend popping blisters, as the intact skin prevents infection. The fluid will generally resolve on its own. If the blister is tense and painful though, it can be helpful to drain the fluid. I would try to keep the skin intact as much as possible. And cover the wound with a bandage. ...Read more

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Should you pop a blister from a fire ant bite?

Should you pop a blister from a fire ant bite?

No: The blister contains sterile material which will absorb back into your body. Breaking open the skin will increase your chances of developing an infection. ...Read more

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How to properly treat an ant bite in or near the eye?

How to properly treat an ant bite in or near the eye?

If swollen, red and: Hot to the touch you need to see a doctor. If the eye it self is involved it would be best to see your eye care doctor. Otherwise this should resolve by itself with time. ...Read more

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Can a single ant bite multiple times?

Can a single ant bite multiple times?

Yes: Unlike some bees which can only sting once, red ants can both bite and stung multiple times ...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

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What sort of problem can come from an ant bite?

Easy question: Ant stings are a cutaneous condition caused by stinging (as distinct from biting) venomous ants, always painful, but most painful when involving fire ants.[1]. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ant bite?

What is the definition or description of: ant bite?

Blister with redness: Skin lesions from ant bites usually have a red base with a blisters on the sites of bites. ...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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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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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