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Doctor insights on: Why Do Ants Attack My Used Pads

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May I know if i am diabetic as recently I found my used pad attract ants?

May I know if i am diabetic as recently I found my used pad attract ants?

Get checked: There are simple tests for diabetes. You can either check your fasting blood sugar or get your Urine checked for sugar.
You may to go to a clinic...some charity clinics will help you do the tests in case you do not have medical insurence ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of having dabities after finding ants in a used pad or tampon?

What are the possibilities of having dabities after finding ants in a used pad or tampon?

Chance of diabetes?: I think this is the disease that you are asking about and the answer is Diabetes is a metabolic condition diagnosed by elevated blood sugars, not "ants on a tampon". ...Read more

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I started to have an asthma attack and my whole body was twitchy like ants where all over any clue what happened?

I started to have an asthma attack and my whole body was twitchy like ants where all over any clue what happened?

Allergy reaction?: Perhaps your asthma attack could have been caused by an allergy to something. If you are having an all-over allergy reaction, perhaps that could give you the ants-all-over feeling. Absolutely take your inhaler and antihistamine (like zyrtec (cetirizine) or allegra), and if you get worse (like with constricted breathing worsening), then go to the er to make sure this is not an anaphylactic reaction! ...Read more

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I'm currently on my period. I have ants that are attracted to my period blood. They attackmy pads and underwear. Why?

I'm currently on my period.  I have ants that are attracted to my period blood. They attackmy pads and underwear. Why?

Not common: I suggest changing your undergarments 2-3 times/day and get checked by your GYN. I have never heard of this condition before. ...Read more

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^ chronic pn @HS. bi-lat, anterior ankle/ant foot. pn>mvt. slp with feet elev under heating pad weighed dn by heavy pillow. x6mo+. ?ankle brace?

^ chronic pn @HS. bi-lat, anterior ankle/ant foot. pn>mvt. slp with feet elev under heating pad weighed dn by heavy pillow. x6mo+.  ?ankle brace?

Go to specialist: Bilateral pain in the anterior ankle for 6 months is not normal. This needs to be examined. The anterior ankle may be the result of an injured in the bones of the ankle joint, the tendons that pass over it or an impingement of nerves and vessels. Need more history but a thorough exam is necessary - may need diagnostic testing like X-ray and/or MRI depending on findings. ...Read more

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There are ants in my pants having picnic; what can I do ?

There are ants in my pants having picnic; what can I do ?

Get them off ASAP.: You may need to strip down somewhat to get all the ants off. Some time the fastest way to get rid of them is by using a hose to spray them off. If they are fire ants, they can bite numerous times- so it is essential to get them out of your clothing and off your body asap. ...Read more

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How long will it take for bites to go away that are from black ants?

How long will it take for bites to go away that are from black ants?

Few days : Assuming your identification of the insect is correct, this should only take a few days. Be sure to keep the area clean and wash with antibacterial soap. This could become infected and develop cellulitis. skin infection that could be serious. ...Read more

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Should i pop ant bites?

Should i pop ant bites?

Insect Bites: Do not pop your insect bite as you risk having an infection. The best treatment for insect bites is topical prescription cortisone or an over the counter medication called Sting Ease. ...Read more

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What makes ant bites itch?

What makes ant bites itch?

Histamine: Ants release a chemical called formic acid when they bite. As this is an irritant, our bodies release histamine at the site of the bite which causes itchiness. ...Read more

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What soothes green ant bites?

What soothes green ant bites?

Worth a try >: Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 2 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more

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What causes ant bites to itch?

What causes ant bites to itch?

ant bite: When an ant bites there is a good chance formic acid will be introduced into the wound. Most likely the formic acid, which is an irritant is causing the itching
if it does not go away quickly......See a dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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Should i put Vicks on my ant bites?

Should i put Vicks on my ant bites?

Actually: Many say that it will not hurt and can help with the itching and pain... For sure you will not hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Can ants get into brains?

Can ants get into brains?

No.: Ants do not enter the brain. However, fire ants inject an alkaloid venom called solenopsin - into the skin or any membranes that they come in contact with. This can be quite painful. ...Read more

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What should I do to ease pain of fire ants?

What should I do to ease pain of fire ants?

Painful healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, pain, swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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I got bite by an ant, should I be concerned?

I got bite by an ant, should I be concerned?

NOT unless you: Have a significant allergic reaction or the lesion becomes infected. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the bite of an ant?

What can I do to relieve the bite of an ant?

Ant sting: Apply 2 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer applied directly to the lesions. You can use Benadryl for itching or tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. ...Read more

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What should I do if u get bitten by fire ants?

What should I do if u get bitten by fire ants?

Fire Ants don't : Actually 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. 911 for allergic rxn. ...Read more

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What does feeling of ants crawling on skin indicate?

What does feeling of ants crawling on skin indicate?

Formication?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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I got into fire ants the other day, how do I tell if one bit me?

I got into fire ants the other day, how do I tell if one bit me?

The shriek or scream: If there was no shriek nor scream, then it is unlikely that one fire ant bit. Fire ant bites hurt. Also, their bites often become little water blisters, which have a noticeable appearance on the skin. Finally, fire ants are not loners. If one fire ant bites, his buddies are also biting. ...Read more

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Can i die from getting bitten by fire ants even if i'm not allergic?

Unlikely: Although there are a wide variety of symptoms which have been reported from people who have experienced exposure to fire ant sting(s). ...Read more

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How can I gain weight fast? Without losing it or without taking ant pills

How can I gain weight fast? Without losing it or without taking ant pills

Wanting bad Health: I do not know who is giving you medical advise there at home. But, your question suggests a very unhealthy and unnecessary desire. First there are no pills to gain weight. There are pills advertised to lose weight, but these are very dangerous and are not advised by any ethical doctor i know.

Fast weight gain is very hard on your heart, liver and kidneys. ...Read more

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Unfortunately, i ate a hambuger which has an ant in this. Is it serious about my health?

Unfortunately, i ate a hambuger which has an ant in this. Is it serious about my health?

Ants- protein source: Unless you do not have any ant allergies, and you did not had any reaction after ingesting the insect. I believe you will be find. In some countries ants are a main source of protein. Considering this as an isolated event with no sx of any kind. You will digested with no problm. In the case you encounter any symptomatic rxn . I strongly suggest to make an appt with your pcp.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it feels like ants are biting you in random places at random times?

What does it mean when it feels like ants are biting you in random places at random times?

I do not know: Not quite sure what to make of your question. Maybe you are getting bitten by bugs, fleas possible-do you have any pets, etc. Maybe you are anxious and getting what is called "delusions of parasitosis, " which manifest in a patient's firm belief that he or she has pruritus (itching) due to an infestation with insects. If the feeling persists, see a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Feeling of ants crawling in my head on the left side ? Comes and goes , no other symptoms . Thanks

Feeling of ants crawling in my head on the left side ? Comes and goes , no other symptoms . Thanks

Tingling : This sounds like a neurological neuropathy. Usually one sided could be from trigeminal neuralgia, or TMJ from grinding your molars at night, poor jaw alignment. Another cause is low calcium levels. Tapping the trigeminal nerve can illicit twitching which can be a supporting clue of low calcium levels. ...Read more

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If i was allergic to insect/ants bites how long would it take me to swell up and it to be dangerous

If i was allergic to insect/ants bites how long would it take me to swell up and it to be dangerous

In minutes: Type I allergic reactions can vary in severity, one time causing a red rash or hives, the next time a serious and life-threatening acute reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be fatal without the rapid administration of an epinephrine (adrenaline) injection. To send an e-mail to me click this link https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Is it better to pop ant bites?

Is it better to pop ant bites?

Don't: You are increasing your chance of an infection of you pop the bite. Just let it heal. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to pop ant bites?

Are you supposed to pop ant bites?

No: The material in the blister is sterile. By breaking open the skin you will put yourself at risk for developing an infection. ...Read more