Dealing with ant bite in children

 
Contributed by : Palak Vyas   
Dealing with ant bite in children

An ant bite usually goes unnoticed until some symptoms arise.

Symptoms of an ant bite:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • White yellow pustule at the site of the bite


What to do after an ant bite:

  • Clean the bite site immediately with warm soapy water, then with plain water and wipe it dry.
  • Apply an ice pack or cold compress.
  • Do not touch or pop it unnecessarily.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment on the site of the bite.
  • If the child is old enough, give him/her paediatrician’s prescribed pain reliever and oral antihistamines to reduce pain and itching if it’s unbearable.
  • If there is facial swelling, itching, stomach cramps or trouble breathing, immediately seek medical attention.



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