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How To Treat Ant Bites On Children
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
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
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
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
I have a 13 month old with 3 big bug bites. I believe it might be ant bites or flea. They are quarter size big and they are itchy because she has scratched them. Can I use children's Benadryl itch cooling gel? Her current weight is 17 lbs.
How to treat ant bite? it causing me pain and redness , eye flushing,swelling .i have taken allergy shot. and i have taken 2 tablets of telfast 180 mg
Fire ants?: Do you mean fire ants? What kind of allergy shots are you getting. Assuming you have taken measures to minimize ant exposure, advise you talk to your allergist. ...Read more
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
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
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
Sterile pustules: Fire ants cause the most distressing ant bites. They actually are stings, produced by the rear end of the insect, often in a circular pattern. There is intense stinging, and then later, after that subsides, you will see a clear blister with yellow pus inside. Don't break it. If you are allergic to the fire ants, you can have a lot of itching, swelling, or even throat closing, asthma and shock. ...Read more
Not a big deal: Don't worry about it, but if for some reason it remains red and swollen for a few days afterward then think about infection. ...Read more
Baking soda: Apply a poultice of 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 water to the effected areas. Benedryl taken orally is also helpful. ...Read more
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