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What are the symptoms of a fire ant bite

By Anonymous July 6, 2017 - 5:57am
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The most common reaction to fire ant stings and is characterized by an instant sense of burning that is followed by itching and a raised, red welt on the skin that lasts for approximately four to six hours. After the welt subsides, the following day a pustule usually forms with blistering, and resolves over a week.

A small percentage of people who are stung develop a large local reaction. This is where a large welt appears on the skin at the site of the bite, and over 6 to 12 hours swelling occurs with extreme itching that later becomes painful. Usually in one to two days the swelling becomes increasingly large and reaches its maximum size becoming hot and painful.


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