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Home Remedies For Ant Bites
Lots of choices: Here are some links: everyone has their favorites. Fire ant venom is extremely toxic so only treating in the first 15 minutes does anything. One fellow says baking soda paste helped stings he applied it to not to develop pustules. http://bugguide.net/node/view/28363 or http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_4778682_home-remedies-ant-bites.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 4 day swelling under my eyelids and it keeps growing some bumps looking like small ant bites, what should I do for remedy?
Needs attention!: This sounds like a serious local reaction. I would not recommend any natural remedies for this. At the very least a dose of antihistamines will be necessary. It is not uncommon for an infection to set in around the area of a local bite. So its possible she will in addition need an antibiotic. We may be able to give you direction in a Prime Visit. Don't delay! ...Read more
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
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 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
Don't scratch: Ant bites usually appear as a small red bump. There is sometimes a small blister in the middle, and depending on the type of ant, there can be swelling. Try not to scratch; as this will only serve to increase the symptoms. You can use Hydrocortisone cream topically and Benadryl orally to help control the itching. Good luck and try to avoid the ants in the future. ...Read more
Developing small bumps on arms, appear as "very" small ant bites, I believe it is from the mold in my old home...is it going to be permanent/treatable?
Sure it is: Treatable. See your doc for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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