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What sort of problem can come from an ant bite?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Easy question

Ant stings are a cutaneous condition caused by stinging (as distinct from biting) venomous ants, always painful, but most painful when involving fire ants.
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In brief: Easy question

Ant stings are a cutaneous condition caused by stinging (as distinct from biting) venomous ants, always painful, but most painful when involving fire ants.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: A tropical fire ant

Sting injects solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. This leads to a welt which can become fairly swollen & then a sterile pustule.
The stings are definitely painful. About 15% of people have fire ant sting allergies. The sxs may be mild or could be more severe w hives, swelling (mouth, tongue, lips), nausea, chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness or shock. In extremely rare situations there have.

In brief: A tropical fire ant

Sting injects solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. This leads to a welt which can become fairly swollen & then a sterile pustule.
The stings are definitely painful. About 15% of people have fire ant sting allergies. The sxs may be mild or could be more severe w hives, swelling (mouth, tongue, lips), nausea, chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness or shock. In extremely rare situations there have.
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