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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs attention!: This sounds like a serious local reaction. I would not recommend any natural remedies for this. At the very least a dose of antihistamines will be necessary. It is not uncommon for an infection to set in around the area of a local bite. So its possible she will in addition need an antibiotic. We may be able to give you direction in a Prime Visit. Don't delay! ...Read more
Ant bites- not bad: Ants are insects, and all insects may bite people and cause inflammation and itching, and sometimes pain. These are not dangerous and can be treated with benadyl pills and Hydrocortisone cream. You can stay home from work for many reasons, but this is not a good one and you will miss a day of work and a paycheck, for not a serious problem. ...Read more
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?
Fire Ants don't : Actually bite. Pinchers grip skin while stinging injects solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer or Benadryl for itching. Do not squeeze or disrupt the lesions that develop. About 15% of people are allergic to fire ant stings. For anaphylactic rxn call 911 for immediate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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