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Doctor insights on: Fire Ants 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

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Do you pop the blister from fire ants?

Do you pop the blister from fire ants?

Fire Ant Blisters: You need to get professional advice from a doctor on how to pop ant bite blister. This is the only way that you can be sure to do it in the right manner. Most doctors would not recommend popping of this blister since it eventually resolves on its own. However, if you have to pop the blister, you should do it in such a manner that the skin stays intact. This will prevent the infection. ...Read more

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Fire ants allergies - are there places I should avoid?

Fire ants allergies - are there places I should avoid?

Be careful: , fire ants are found throughout the United States esp the southern states.They can also be found in south america, australia the philippines taiwan and china.Avoid stepping in a fire ant mound avoid brightly colored clothings, wear pants. ...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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Feel like burning sensation in my body n ants crawling?

Feel like burning sensation in my body n ants crawling?

Neuropathy?: You might have nerve inflammation due to infection, disk problems, vitamin B12 deficiency, Alcohol, pressure on nerve, Diabetes, Vasculitis, Autoimmune diseases, please see your doctor. ...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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Could bugs feel pain like humans?

Could bugs feel pain like humans?

Yes: It has been shown that crustaceans, which are somewhat close to many insects on the evolutionary tree, have nociceptors, or neurons/receptors that sense pain. While we can not be sure if insects can sense pain, it is likely they have some primitive pain sensation. ...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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Can bugs near my water cause diarrhea. Like gnats or mosquitos ?

Can bugs near my water cause diarrhea. Like gnats or mosquitos ?

Let me try to sort: this out. Public health officials are in charge of monitoring and treating water to make it suitable for drinking; strict guidelines for purity apply. If you see bugs only flying around your glass of water, nothing adverse should happen...though you should go someplace to drink it where this isn't happening. If you see a bug in your water/water glass, discard it and get fresh water and glass. ...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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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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Painful fire ant like feeling maybe nerve pain in all extremeties worse in upper legs thighs caused by?

Painful fire ant like feeling maybe nerve pain in all extremeties worse in upper legs thighs caused by?

Neuropathic pain: The symptoms are quite suggestive of peripheral neuropathy. This can be seen in multiple medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disease, b-12 deficiency and many other disorders. You need to talk with your doctor and he can do simple blood tests to find the answer and you may need electromyography/ nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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Could all insect bites have heads?

Could all insect bites have heads?

Not all: You don't always see a "head" with all insect bites, but usually you'll see something (small bump, punctate lesion, etc) in the middle of the area of redness or inflammation. ...Read more

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Can u send pictures of allergic reactions to wool? I been thinking bed bugs and dust mites but no signs of either?

Can u send pictures of allergic reactions to wool? I been thinking bed bugs and dust mites but no signs of either?

Hmm!: Agree w dr. Klein. 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. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Here are some tell tale signs for bed bugs. ...Read more

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Thought I was fighting bed bugs. After removing, washing, heat drying, freezing, spaying, & fruitless traps I'm still getting welts. Are these hives?!

Thought I was fighting bed bugs. After removing, washing, heat drying, freezing, spaying, & fruitless traps I'm still getting welts. Are these hives?!

Possibly so. : "Hives" are also known as urticaria which are varied sized, raised areas of skin with or without redness. It is your immune system reacting to some internal or external stimulus. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and I'm panic over tick bites they weren't engorged but I'm having funny vision n symptoms of anxiety thinking from tick in panic ?

I have anxiety and I'm panic over tick bites they weren't engorged but I'm having funny vision n symptoms of anxiety thinking from tick in panic ?

Anxiety: Don't know where you live. But not all ticks carry pathogens that cause problems like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. After ticks are removed, clean area with warm water and soap. You can apply antibacterial to the area if desired. Take a deep breath in or get some exercise to take your mind off of this. If you develop signs of infection or bull's eye lesion get seen. Calm down. ...Read more

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Which bug bites (~30 on legs) other than ticks' can cause bullseye rash 2 weeks later? I went camping and these bites never itched nor hurt.

Which bug bites (~30 on legs) other than ticks' can cause bullseye rash 2 weeks later? I went camping and these bites never itched nor hurt.

Bites: It would be unusual to have 30 bites and not notice a tick. A bullseye rash is very suggestive of bites by a tick. See your doctor and if there is a possibility of tick bites be treated. They are very prevalent this year. All the best. ...Read more

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I have leg weakness after fire ant bites. Difficulty walking and fatigue. Episodes of nausea/vomiting, 19 yo female. Tremors when moving legs?

I have leg weakness after fire ant bites. Difficulty walking and fatigue. Episodes of nausea/vomiting, 19 yo female. Tremors when moving legs?

Vomiting fatigue: This is serious. All your symptoms together might be a sign of a serious situation with infection and probably some electrolytes disturbances or calium deficiency. But because of the coexistence of the symptoms, I suggest you be seen by a physician in office or in the emergency room. ...Read more

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The symptoms were very warm red & itchy...Benadryl (diphenhydramine) alleviated symptoms?

The symptoms were very warm red & itchy...Benadryl (diphenhydramine)  alleviated  symptoms?

Dermatitis: Maybe it is hives, which is why the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helped. I would suggest trying an otc non-sedating antihistamine and switching the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to bedtime because of the drowsy effects. You might also best be served to see an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could we have bug bites or dust mites?

Could we have bug bites or dust mites?

Different symptoms: While bug bites can lead to a rash, dust mites (and their fecal pellets) trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis especially at night. Dust mites can trigger eczema in some. For more information on dust mites go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/11/dust-mites-just-the-facts/. ...Read more