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Fire ants allergies - are there places I should avoid?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Be careful

, fire ants are found throughout the United States esp the southern states.
They can also be found in south america, australia the philippines taiwan and china.Avoid stepping in a fire ant mound avoid brightly colored clothings, wear pants.

In brief: Be careful

, fire ants are found throughout the United States esp the southern states.
They can also be found in south america, australia the philippines taiwan and china.Avoid stepping in a fire ant mound avoid brightly colored clothings, wear pants.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Wear gloves when working in grassy areas or in the garden. Not advisable to be sitting or lying down on grass where fireants may be present Always wear shoes and socks when you are outside in an area where fire ants are known to reside.you should have an epi-pen with you at all times
Dr. Cornelia Franz
If you get fire any bites slice an onion and rub it on them. It neutralizes the effects and reduces swelling, pain, and the overall reaction.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Agree w dr. Sojico.
You may not see the mounds. Be cautious if walking or working around areas covered by pine needles or other ground cover. Be especially careful when lifting up objects which have been in place for a while as there may be mounds or ants beneath them. One ant can sting you repeatedly. If covered w ants a fairly high powered hose can help to spray them off.

In brief: Yes

Agree w dr. Sojico.
You may not see the mounds. Be cautious if walking or working around areas covered by pine needles or other ground cover. Be especially careful when lifting up objects which have been in place for a while as there may be mounds or ants beneath them. One ant can sting you repeatedly. If covered w ants a fairly high powered hose can help to spray them off.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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