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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)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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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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Should you pop a blister from a fire ant bite?

No: The blister contains sterile material which will absorb back into your body. Breaking open the skin will increase your chances of developing an infection. ...Read more

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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.

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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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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When an ant bite blisters do you pop it?

Never pop it: If you pop it you risk infection. Don't pop the ant bite, let it heal or see md if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My son has 4 ant bites on his ankle from yesterday morning. Tonight it's still swollen and red. He scratched them and now they are open blisters?

My son has 4 ant bites on his ankle from yesterday morning. Tonight it's still swollen and red. He scratched them and now they are open blisters?

Possible infection : Any insect bite, no matter what the bug, has the potential to get infected, as there is a break in the normal skin integrity. Add scratching to the mix and even more risk of the area getting infected. Wash area well with antibacterial soap, apply a topical antibiotic cream, and if not getting better in a few days or if worsening or fever, have your primary care doctor check things out. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the blister to heal from ant bite?

How long does it take for the blister to heal from ant bite?

Ant bites: Bites from ants, especially fire ants, can last 1-2 weeks. Do not scratch them or they can get infected. Use cortisone or benedryl cream for the itch. See a doctor if there is sign on infection. ...Read more

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I have a giant painful blister from a ant bite. What should I do?

I have a giant painful blister from a ant bite. What should I do?

Observation: Ant bites will typically resolve without treatment, but if there is increasing blister size, or redness/pain/warmth at the site a medical visit would be prudent idea ...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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A fire ant bite blister ruptured from my jeans. Since then, my entire calve has swelled to softball size. Just over 24 hours since the rupture.Normal?

A fire ant bite blister ruptured from my jeans. Since then, my entire calve has swelled to softball size. Just over 24 hours since the rupture.Normal?

Agree- Emergency: This is one of those rare questions on this network that truly means trouble if you don't act immediately. Sitting at home for the purpose of even reading this answer or any other will just place you at greater risk for complications of supreme proportions. Up and out to your local emergency room or urgent care clinic post haste! Make sure you tell someone if you are penicillin allergic. ...Read more

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I have tiny ant bite looking blisters on 3 of my fingers on each hand, what could they be?

I have tiny ant bite looking blisters on 3 of my fingers on each hand,  what could they be?

Dyshidrotic eczema: If they are recurrent, itchy, and along the sides of the fingers dyshidrotic eczema may be a possibility. A strong prescription topical steroid would clear them up quickly. Really good thick moisturizer will help also, like petroleum jelly at bedtime. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my leg from a mosquito bite or ant bite they keep filling up with some kind of liquid what could it be?

I have blisters on my leg  from a mosquito bite or ant  bite they keep filling up with some kind of liquid what could it be?

Exudate vs. pus: The clear fluid is likely exudate, a response of your body to the injury. Cool compresses with aloe vera gel may help. Liquid which is opaque or colored could indicate an infection, which should likely be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Red ant bite. Hurts a lot. Not like black ant. Why?

Red ant bites: Red ant bites inject venom; black ants just pinch. ...Read more

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I have a red rash looking bump on my balls, it was an ant bite, how to i get tid of that bump?

I have a red rash looking bump on my balls, it was an ant bite, how to i get tid of that bump?

Are you sure...?: Are you sure it's an ant bite? If so, you may thinly apply topical steroid cream, keep the area dry and clean, watch, and see for next 5-7 days as long as slowly and surely getting better day by day. If not resolved as described, see doc timely. ...Read more

Ant Bite (Definition)

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