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Doctor insights on: Fire Ant Bite Symptoms

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Do fire ant bites cause nubness?

Do fire ant bites cause nubness?

Strange question: Unless you received numerous stings by some potent ants i would not think so. You may not really have numbness but a strange alteration of sensation called parasthesia. This is very possible as ant bites cause release of chemical irritants as your bodies defense mechanism which are capable of causing a parasthesia. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Should you drain fire ant blisters?

Should you drain fire ant blisters?

No: Be sure stinger is removed if present but leave blister alone to decrease infection risk it will gradually dry up and dissappear. ...Read more

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Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

A bat’s teeth may: Scratch or puncture the skin. Unlike movies, the bite is not particularly distinctive ; may not even be visible. It may look like a small pin prick. It doesn't look like mosquito bite. Check photo of a bat bite at: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=bat+bites+on+humans;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;form=iqfrba#view=detail;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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Fire ant bites reaction please help, what to do?

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 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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For fire ant bites or wasp stings, what helps give relief. Thoughts on homeopathic apis?

For fire ant bites or wasp stings, what helps give relief. Thoughts on homeopathic apis?

Home remedies: I agree w dr. Pappas who provided homeopathic info. I will touch on home remedies. Apply 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer applied directly to the lesions. You can use Benadryl for itching or tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Call 911or go to the nearest emergency room for difficulty breathing or swelling as discussed by dr. Pappas. ...Read more

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Are flea bites similar to having bedbug bites?

Are flea bites similar to having bedbug bites?

There can be : Differences. Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla). A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Bed bug bites may cause no. ...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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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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Toddler bitten by fire ants, should I pop the blisters?

No: Fire ants actually inject hydrochloric acid in their bite which will steralize the wound to some degree.If you pop them, you will increase access of skin germs to the wound area.Just keep the rea clean and monitor it for drainage or increasing redness and swelling.It should self heal over a week or more. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

Many bug bites: Many bites can mimic mosquito bites including mites, bed bugs, fleas and certain flies. ...Read more

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Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am i allergic?

Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am i allergic?

Possible: Hard to tell as the fire ant bite is often red swollen and itchy just like really allergy. The protein component of the venom is indeed allergenic so subsequent stings may lead to progressively more severe reactions. If this happens see your doc. ...Read more

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Do you pop the blister from red ant bites?

Do you pop the blister from red ant bites?

I do: Not really sound medical advice, but I have had many fire ant bites for years practically weekly, and i pop them right away. It seems they heal faster, and i've never had a problem. ...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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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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What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

You may not be able : To. Both can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. What can be telltale for a bedbug is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Mosquitoes leave sporadically placed lesions. ...Read more

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My fire ant bites turned into boils! please help?

My fire ant bites turned into boils! please help?

Pustules (vs boils): It is typical after a fire ant bite to develop a red welt which can become fairly large. Most often (not always) a pustule develops within a few hours to a day. These are very painful. My family & I have had them. Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Benadryl for itching. Call 911 for an allergic rxn. If these are boils you need medical care - i suspect. ...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

Ant Bite (Definition)

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