Some general methods used to treat ant bites and stings include:
- Washing the bitten area with soap and water, before applying an antiseptic if available.
- Applying a cold pack to the area to relieve pain and prevent swelling.
- If there is severe swelling or itching, take paracetamol or antihistamine tablets (to reduce swelling, redness or itch).
- Ensuring the patients tetanus vaccination is up to date.
Even if an individual has been bitten by ants before, you need to keep an eye on the following symptoms as they may indicate a serious allergic or anaphylactic reaction to the ants bite or sting that will require urgent medical attention:
- Red blotches on the skin or an itchy rash over the body.
- Swelling in parts of the body away from the stung area, especially the lips & around eyes.
- Feeling faint, light headed or dizzy.
- Breathing difficulties such as wheeze or shortness of breath.
- Chest Tightness.
If you have been bitten or stung by an ant you should seek medical advice if you develop any other symptoms or signs of infection.
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