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.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Facial swelling.
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:
- Applying cold compresses to reduce swelling - 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
- Using a hydrocortisone cream on the skin to relieve itching.