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How can I carry down swelling from ants bite?

How can I carry down swelling from ants bite?

Consider cool: compresses to the site as well as a poultice of 1 part water mixed with 2 parts baking soda. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Bitten by red imported fire ants, what else should I put on to help the itching/swelling?

Bitten by red imported fire ants, what else should I put on to help the itching/swelling?

Agree w Dr. Kopes: Kerr. Fire ants don't bite. Pinchers grip skin while stinging injects solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. A fire ant is the gift that keeps on giving – as 1 ant can repeatedly sting you in different locations. Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer, Benadryl for itching or tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Call 911 for allergic rxn. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling and pain caused by an allergic reaction to fire ant stins?

How can I reduce swelling and pain caused by an allergic reaction to fire ant stins?

Antihistamine/steroi: The best is probably steroids--such as prednisone, but this needs a script from your doc. You can try otc zyrtec/benadryl etc...Motrin/aleve may help. Topical calamide lotion and hydrocrtisone may help a bit as well. If severe, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swelling around rt ant lateral knee. I notice pain when I bend it. Unsure of any injury there as I'm busy and active. Any ideas? Should I rush to dr?

Knee pain: With swelling and discomfort warrants an examination by your physician. You want to be sure there is no blood nor fracture. Often times when we are active and busy, we bumped into things and don't think anything of it till we hurt or see physical change like bruises, pain ; swelling. In meantime, you can take Motrin or alleve for pain. ...Read more

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An ant bit near my eye the area got swelled what do I do to reduce the swelling?

An ant bit near my eye the area got swelled what do I do to reduce the swelling?

Short term: If this was an ant (did you see the bite taking place), the toxin will be local and rapidly will be absorbed. You can reduce the swelling by applying cold soaks every several hours. If this was a spider bite, it might last longer and if the area worsens over the next several days, see your doctor to rule out a brown recluse spider bite which can be very serious. ...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?

See the doctor: Have you been rubbing your eyes? This could add considerably to the already present dermatitis that you are experiencing. I would recommend that you see your physician for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Had fire ant bites on foot and major swelling next day chair falls on my same foot. Put icepack on foot but now have dark spot that won't go away?

Had fire ant bites on foot and major swelling next day chair falls on my same foot. Put icepack on foot but now have dark spot that won't go away?

Likely just a bruise: From chair. Continue icing, topical steroids and antihistamine. If worsens instead of improves, make appointment with doctor, and watch out for those chairs ...Read more

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Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Inflammation: Anterior tendon tenosynovitis means you have an inflamed sheath or covering of a tendon that crosses the front of your ankle. A good quality MRI would confirm the dx. If the inflammation continues or you sustain an injury which stresses this tendon it could then rupture. Uncommon though; posterior tibial tendon rupture much more common. ...Read more

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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

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

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18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to consult with a pediatrician for the correct dose as the child is under 2. ...Read more

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I just went to the toilet and went to flush there was a tiny black bug crawling around I have also had symptoms of itching and swelling is this crabs?

I just went to the toilet and went to flush there was a tiny black bug crawling around I have also had symptoms of itching and swelling is this crabs?

Unlikely: Crabs or Pubic lice are VERY VEY tiny usually clear (no color) or white...That bug was probably an "incidental" creature from outside your bathroom!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Black scab with swelling. What do you recommend to treat it?

Black scab with swelling. What do you recommend to treat it?

Wound care: 1.Cleanse once or twice daily with half hydrogen peroxide half water. Try to gently remove any scab. 2. Apply antibiotic ointment. 3. Cover with bandage. 4. Continue care until fully healed. ...Read more

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I have a bite that's black and looks like a bump surrounded by redness and swelling. What type of bite is it and should I be concerned?

I have a bite that's black and looks like a bump surrounded by redness and swelling. What type of bite is it and should I be concerned?

Exam needed: If there is significant or spreading redness the bite site may be infected. My guess is that this is a spider bite and either the venom or bleeding under the skin caused swelling. Either way redness is of concern and examination by a physician is needed. In the meantime apply warm compresses, pat dry and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. ...Read more

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I have a swelling in front of head with black signs, I don't feel any pain but it I feel it getting bigger. Could tell me if there is something help?

I have a swelling in front of head with black signs, I don't feel any pain but it I feel it getting bigger. Could tell me if there is something help?

See your Dr ASAP: This should be looked at asap by your doctor. It's a concern if you didn't hit your head or bruise yourself.

Although not a mental health issue, it concerns me that you haven't seen your dr. ...Read more

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I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago, it then turned very blue (almost black)on the tip and front of my finger. Why has the swelling not down?

I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago, it then turned very blue (almost black)on the tip and front of my finger. Why has the swelling not down?

Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelling/pain persists. Recommend x-rays and evaluation by a healthcare professional ...Read more

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My right lower lwg is severly swollen and just turned black today. There was swelling and tingling rhe last few days but this is the first time it tur?

My right lower lwg is severly swollen and just turned black today. There was swelling and tingling rhe last few days but this is the first time it tur?

What????? Please: See a doctor immediately. The blood supply to your leg may have been cut off. This is a true emergency. Go to your nearest emergency department NOW. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more

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Why are my feet turning black, and toes swelling? What should I do?

Why are my feet turning black, and toes swelling? What should I do?

Without: Without more of a description, it's impossible to tell you why this is happening or give you meaningful advice. It could be anything as mundane as chronic venous insufficiency to the onset of gangrene.

The best advice I can give you is to seek medical attention and find out whether this is serious or something you can live with. ...Read more

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Skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

Skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

Go to the ED now: A doctor needs to evaluate for infection or necrotizing fasciitis. Perhaps it's just a bruise, but that is not something I can tell from your description. ...Read more

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Swelling in my jaw after drinking Mountain Dew black?

Swelling in my jaw after drinking Mountain Dew black?

MD Black?: If this had anything to do with the drink, which would have touched your entire mouth, it should have affected the entire mouth, not just a part of a jaw. Best look for another cause. ...Read more

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Top of foot turning black and swelling, what could be the cause.?

Top of foot turning black and swelling, what could be the cause.?

Foot turning black: Something must have happened for that black swelling to occur.
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should work out OK. ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

Thigh irritation: I suspect skin irritation of your thighs may be related to such things as continual friction and/or sweating and? Yeast infection Perhaps wearing tight jeans plays a role, also. Avoid tight clothing, keep the thighs clean and dry once the rash clears. In the meantime try applying an antiyeast anti-inflammatory ointment like mycolog. If no improvement, consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatm ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

Fungal?: Have the rashes persisted for days? It is always very difficult to comment on potential causes of rash without an exam. Fungal rash (tinea corporis or versicolor), intertrigo (irritation from chafing maybe complicated by infection) or erythrasma (bacterial infection) are associated with round itchy/scaly persistent rash in this region. ...Read more

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What could cause tiny black specs to appear on my fingertips? I have lupus and recent increase in swelling and tingly fingertips on one side.

What could cause tiny black specs to appear on my fingertips? I have lupus and recent increase in swelling and tingly fingertips on one side.

Vasculitis: Small black spots on you finger tips could represent necrotic areas due to tissue damage to small blood vessels; either from inflammation of the blood vessels or from emboli (small blood clots originating in an other area of the body). This symptom requires immediate attention from a physician. ...Read more