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Ant Bite (Definition)

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


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Whats good to treat ant bites on a diabetic?

Whats good to treat ant bites on a diabetic?

Pretty much: The same itch relief meds as if you were non diabetic. With that said, always consult with your physician or pharmacist depending on the severity of your diabetes, controlled / uncontrolled, other medical conditions, other medications being taken etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat ant bite?

My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat ant bite?

Keep it clean: Once an insect bites there are not many things to do. Medicines by mouth are not necessary. There are some topical agents to numb it but it will go away by itself. Teach them to not scratch it. ...Read more

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How to properly treat an ant bite in or near the eye?

How to properly treat an ant bite in or near the eye?

If swollen,red and: Hot to the touch you need to see a doctor. If the eye it self is involved it would be best to see your eye care doctor. Otherwise this should resolve by itself with time. ...Read more

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Allergists or dermatologists. Which ones can better treat some bad ant bites?

Allergists or dermatologists.  Which ones can better treat some bad ant bites?

Depends : If the reaction is a drop in blood pressure, hives and wheezing with fire ant bites, an allergist can desensitize the individual to decrease the likely hood of a repeat severe allergic reaction. With a local reactions only either can treat the reaction. ...Read more

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How to treat a fire ant bite that turned into a blister?

How to treat a fire ant bite that turned into a blister?

Fire ant bites: Fire Ant Bites- Use ice to v itching & pain. Aloe Vera can be applied straight from the plant. Tea tree oil can help healing. Don’t open a blister. ...Read more

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Should i pop ant bites?

Should i pop ant bites?

Insect Bites: Do not pop your insect bite as you risk having an infection. The best treatment for insect bites is topical prescription cortisone or an over the counter medication called Sting Ease. ...Read more

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Should i pop an ant bite?

Should i pop an ant bite?

No: The pustule normally contains sterile material. Popping it will increase chances for 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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Can you die from a ant bite?

Can you die from a ant bite?

Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis is a very severe, often fatal allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can occur to virtually any allergen, but hypersensitivity to nuts and hymenoptera (bees, wasps) are the most notorious. Epi-pens contain epinephrine, a life saving medication to quickly reverse allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. ...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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Is it better to pop ant bites?

Don't: You are increasing your chance of an infection of you pop the bite. Just let it heal. ...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 happens if i pop my ant bite?

Chance of infection: Do not scratch the ant bite. This will increase the chance of infection. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to pop ant bites?

Are you supposed to pop ant bites?

No: The material in the blister is sterile. By breaking open the skin you will put yourself at risk for developing an infection. ...Read more

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Should i put Vicks on my ant bites?

Should i put Vicks on my ant bites?

Actually: Many say that it will not hurt and can help with the itching and pain... For sure you will not hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Can a single ant bite multiple times?

Can a single ant bite multiple times?

Yes : Unlike some bees which can only sting once, red ants can both bite and stung multiple times ...Read more

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What do you put on a green ant bite ?

What do you put on a green ant bite
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Bicarb: Green ants bite and then spray the area with formic acid causing the burn and pain. Mix1tablespoon of bicarbinate of soda in 500ml of boiled and cooled water. Apply to area and should feel better in a few minutes repeat if necessary. ...Read more

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