2nd October 2019

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Are ant bites serious?

Each fire ant can sting several times. To identify fire ant stings, look for groups of swollen red spots that develop a blister on the top. Stings hurt, itch, and last up to a week. Some people have dangerous allergic reactions to stings and will need to seek immediate medical help.

Herein, how long does a fire ant bite take to heal?

Symptoms of a fire ant sting may include: Swelling, redness, itchiness, and pain around the site of the bite. Pus-filled blisters that last 3 to 8 days. Possible scab at the area of the bite that lasts 3 to 10 days.

What are the symptoms of a fire ant bite?

Associated fire ant bite symptoms include:
  • Local swelling.
  • Itching.
  • Pain.
  • Blistering.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Facial swelling.
  • Dizziness.
  • Nausea.

How do you treat fire ant bites?

If breathing is normal and the sting victim is not known to have a serious ant sting allergy, the following home remedies can be effective:
  1. Applying cold compresses to reduce swelling - 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
  2. Using a hydrocortisone cream on the skin to relieve itching.
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