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Why Do Ants Attack My Used Pads
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
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
^ 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
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
I think this might have happened to me too. We were at a picnic and after sitting down on the ground for a while, we noticed ants all over us.
Reassurance : Just clean yourself up. Ants are not dangerous species. Be well and watch out surrounding. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bad bites: Better see your doctor for examination and treatment. These are very serious bites ...Read more
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
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
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
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