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What Sort Of Problem Can Come From An Ant Bite
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Foreign body?: Are you sure there is no small splinter or tiny piece of glass in the finger? You are correct, there may be a number of possibilities, including sensation related to nerve endings. I would recommend you see a health care worker, your doctor if you can, to get a good evaluation! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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