Fire Ant Bites

Childhood Skin Problems

Medically Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on December 20, 2020

Fire ant bites showing with white pustules

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The fire ant sting typically causes red hive-like lesions that burn and itch. Painful pus-filled lesions can also occur. Cold packs, pain relievers, and antihistamines can help relieve the discomfort. A large number of stings may trigger a toxic or severe life-threatening allergic reaction. Get emergency care if this situation occurs. Read more about insect bites, stings, and spider bites.

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