2nd October 2019

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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.

Beside this, 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.

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.

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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