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My son stummbled into a fire ant nest the other day and his toes are are swollen and red. Its been a week and he still acts uncomfortable.?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Ouch!
I sympathize deeply with your son - fire ants are diabolical critters, and their bites burn like fire, as their name suggests.
It does not surprise me at all that he is still uncomfortable after a week; it may be another week or two before it's all over. Feet heal particularly slowly because he is walking on them. A washcloth soaked in cool water and applied 2-3 times a day will help somewhat.

In brief: Ouch!
I sympathize deeply with your son - fire ants are diabolical critters, and their bites burn like fire, as their name suggests.
It does not surprise me at all that he is still uncomfortable after a week; it may be another week or two before it's all over. Feet heal particularly slowly because he is walking on them. A washcloth soaked in cool water and applied 2-3 times a day will help somewhat.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Might see a PEDS for possible steroid injection for his body weight..
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