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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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Ant Bite (Definition)

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


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Should I still go to work if I have ant bite? Need treatment?

Should I still go to work if I have ant bite? Need treatment?

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

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What is the treatment of an ant bite?

What is the treatment of an ant bite?

Ant bite: Hydrocortisone or triamcinalone cream locally and antihistamines such as Allegra or Claritin. ...Read more

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My mum eye lid are very swollen till cannot open her eyes .cause by ant bite..ant natural remedy?

My mum eye lid are very swollen till cannot open her eyes .cause by ant bite..ant natural remedy?

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

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Child with fire-ant bites. What's the best treatment?

Child with fire-ant bites.  What's the best treatment?

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 (diphenhydramine) 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 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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Should i pop an ant bite?

Should i pop an ant bite?

No: The pustule normally contains sterile material. Popping it will increase chances for infection. ...Read more

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Can you die from a ant bite?

Can you die from a ant bite?

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

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What happens if i pop my ant bite?

Chance of infection: Do not scratch the ant bite. This will increase the chance of infection. ...Read more

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Can a single ant bite multiple times?

Yes : Unlike some bees which can only sting once, red ants can both bite and stung multiple times ...Read more

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What do you put on a green ant bite ?

What do you put on a green ant bite
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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

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What are the key symptoms of ant bite?

What are the key symptoms of ant bite?

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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How long does it take an ant bite to heal?

How long does it take an ant bite to heal?

No set time : Varies depending on the insect / mite. Try using a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone type of cream. If problem persists see your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What sort of problem can come from an ant bite?

Easy question: Ant stings are a cutaneous condition caused by stinging (as distinct from biting) venomous ants, always painful, but most painful when involving fire ants.[1]. ...Read more

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What happens if a pistule from an ant bite bursts?

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

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What is the definition or description of: ant bite?

What is the definition or description of: ant bite?

Blister with redness: Skin lesions from ant bites usually have a red base with a blisters on the sites of bites. ...Read more

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I popped a fire ant bite what will it do now?

Probably: Would recommend applying some neosporin / polymixin topical ointment. If it is a problem see your physician. Hope this helps. ...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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What's the best way to prevent itching on a mosquito or ant bite ?

Topical steroid: 1% hydrocortisone cream applied locally can often relieve itching. No systemic drowsiness effects. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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