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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
16 weeks pregnant.Ate pizza today that had either ham or Canadian bacon.Worried it wasn't cooked and I'll get toxoplasmosis.was in wood fire oven.
No worries: The gastric acid will take care of those food products. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a brown: Recluse spider bite- a blister develops with swelling. It then enlarges, hardens ; becomes red. This develops into an ulcer. Other symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, joint pain, fevers, chills and possibly a rash over the body with small red to purple dots. A brown recluse spider bite with significant reaction - should be evaluated at an emergency room. Wash fire ant bite, keep clean ; dry. ...Read more
My brother has 2nd-3rd degree burns from lighting fire burned his leg &a elbow bad.I got silver solution anything else closer to silver sulfadiazine?
ER / Urgent Care: can't be managed on your own, your description warrants medical attention, good luck ...Read more
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
Fire Ant Allergies: About 15% of people have fire ant sting allergies. The symptoms may be mild or could be more severe w hives, swelling (mouth, tongue, lips), nausea, chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness or shock. In extremely rare situations there have been deaths related to fire ant stings. Please see your allergist for evaluation. Desensitization is possible with an imported fire ant vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can get Flu shot: If you are allergic to eggs you can still get flu shot.There is a flu vaccine that does not contain egg proteinapproved for use in adults over the age of 18 and older. But even the flu vaccine containinf egg protein can be given safely to people with egg allergy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a gluten allergy & if I eat pasta I'll break out in hives. I have to keep Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & an epi pen w/ me. I'm pregnant & craving raviolis...help!
Hi, I have gout and need feedback on whether the following food items can flare up gout:? Nuts, white eggs, pomegranate, spinach, wheat bread, honey.
I ate spinach ricotta tortelloni (pre prepared) but some bits i cooked weren't cooked on the outsides. Will this lead to food poisoning/ oth problems?
How easy is it to get poisoned by rodent poisoning? (bromethalin, strychine,etc) The yard man put bait box down then touched plants & gate. Dangers?
Less than minimal: There is little likelihood from you get poisoned by the circumstances you described. ...Read more