Share of Cost, How to Deal with Fire Ant Bites

Sunday, Oct. 23rd 2016 6:00 AM

Home remedies for fire ant bites

Most people don’t need medical treatment for fire ant bites. If breathing is normal and the bite victim is not known to have a serious ant bite 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

* Taking an antihistamine to manage minor, localized allergic reactions and itching

* Applying a triple antibiotic ointment to the stings can help prevent infection in bites that have been opened by scratching

* Taking an oatmeal bath to reduce itching

It is important to resist the urge to scratch the bites. Scratching can open the blisters and cause infection.

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