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What sort of problem can come from an ant bite?

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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Ant Bite (Definition)

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


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I feel like ant bite my finger , sounds like nerve problem. Is that normal? Or because of my anxiety dis? What med reccomend ?

I feel like ant bite my finger , sounds like nerve problem. Is that normal? Or because of my anxiety dis? What med reccomend ?

Hard to say: burning pain in thumb, index finger, middle finger and inner half of 4th finger can be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Burning pain in outer 1/2 of 4th finger and 5th finger can be ulnar nerve problem at the base of the hand or the elbow. If its just one finger it could be due to a localized problem irritating the nerve. More information is needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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My wife is a diabetic, and it looks like she has ant bite on her left ankle, slightly swollen, could this cause major problems? Okay it has been about 2 days since she has been bitten and it swollen just a little bit.Since she is a diabetic could there be

My wife is a diabetic, and it looks like she has ant bite on her left ankle, slightly swollen, could this cause major problems? Okay it has been about 2 days since she has been bitten and it swollen just a little bit.Since she is a diabetic could there be

Diabetic: Being a diebetic means the likelihood of reduced blood flow to extremities like feet and hands . Be sure it is not getting worse by drawing an outline around the exact edge of the swelling. If the swelling and redness starts to extend beyond the outline you need to see an md, or a foot specialist (podiatrist). Do not wait as condition can get real bad fast especially with diabetes. ...Read more

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Feel like ant bite me esp in my finger , sounds like nerve problem ? What i can do to stop ? Is this the side effect of my anxiety disorder?

Feel like ant bite me esp in my finger , sounds like nerve problem ? What i can do to stop ? Is this the side effect of my anxiety disorder?

Find the cause: Parasthesias (the sensation of "pins and needles") is a common complaint seen in neurological practice. Paying attention to the timing spread and distribution of the symptoms aids in the diagnostic work up. For example if the sensation occurs after repetitive motions of the wrist and the thumb and first two fingers are involved but the 4th and 5th finger are spared, one might suspect carpal tunnel ...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