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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Carpenter Ants

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Severe cramps hurts a lot i then tried every home remedy still in a lot of pain. Otc meds ant working either help no insurance what to do?

Severe cramps hurts a lot i then tried every home remedy still in a lot of pain. Otc meds ant working either help no insurance what to do?

Get checked: If you are referring to abdominal cramps without any relief. These should be address unfortunately at an urgent care or emergency room. That could be a long list of things that the physicians need to rule out for reassuring you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bees and carpenter ants are growing under my scalp. How do I treat them.

Bees and carpenter ants are growing under my scalp.

How do I treat them.

Dear Mindy: It sounds like you are suffering. Do you have skin lesions? Have you seen a physician for this? There are many different causes for problems involving the scalp. I know that some bees & carpenter ants can burrow - but they don't actually burrow in or under human tissue. Would encourage you to have this evaluated by a dermatologist. It sounds like this is quite stressful - would also recommend >. ...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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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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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?

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?

Be seen: Unfortunately, without seeing it, it's impossible to suggest any treatment. The fact it is getting worse, should prompt you to see medical care from a medical provider locally. ...Read more

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My mum eye lid are very swollen till cannot open her eyes .cause by ant bite..ant natural remedy?

My mum eye lid are very swollen till cannot open her eyes .cause by ant bite..ant natural 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