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Dr. Margaret Mann
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Should I pop the blister from a red ant bite?

Should I pop the blister from a red ant bite?

Only if it is tense: Usually we don't recommend popping blisters, as the intact skin prevents infection. The fluid will generally resolve on its own. If the blister is tense and painful though, it can be helpful to drain the fluid. I would try to keep the skin intact as much as possible. And cover the wound with a bandage. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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What are the most effective home remedies for ant bite?

What are the most effective home remedies for ant bite?

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 more

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Dr. Margaret Mann
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Should I pop the blister from a red ant bite?

Only if it is tense: Usually we don't recommend popping blisters, as the intact skin prevents infection. The fluid will generally resolve on its own. If the blister is tense and painful though, it can be helpful to drain the fluid. I would try to keep the skin intact as much as possible. And cover the wound with a bandage. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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How does a red ant bite blister burst if you don't pop it?

How does a red ant bite blister burst if you don't pop it?

No need to burst: It gradually dries up and goes away. Popping it puts you at increased risk for infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
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Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching.Started from my leg.

Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching.Started from my leg.

This sounds like a skin condition related to dry skin.: Look up" hyperkeratosis pilaris" in Google and then switch to the images and see if the picture looks like you're rash. If it appears to be a match then you need to do quick bathing so as not to dry out the skin and use a lot of lotion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Mccarty
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Do you pop the blister from red ant bites?

Do you pop the blister from red ant bites?

I do: Not really sound medical advice, but I have had many fire ant bites for years practically weekly, and i pop them right away. It seems they heal faster, and i've never had a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Reena Gupta
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When an ant bite blisters do you pop it?

See physician: Would not recommend popping blisters..If itchy or seems infected..Get checked by physician and can treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Should i pop blisters from an ant bite?

No: They normally contain sterile material. Breaking open a lesion - puts you at higher risk of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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How long do fire ant bite blisters take to dry up/pop on their own? I'm going on five days now with the blisters still there.

A couple of weeks: It may take a couple of weeks for fire ant bites to heal depending on your immune system. Sometimes there can be scarring. Keep the area clean so you don't get an infection. They to avoid them in the future. ...Read more

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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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