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Are fire ants dangerous?

Asked by RiCA's mom - 7 years 3 months ago

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Are red ant bites lethal?

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Answered by oz
7 years 3 months ago
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Fire ants inflict a fiery sting, which causes a small blister or pustule to form at the site of each sting after several hours. The blisters become itchy while healing and are prone to infection if broken.

If you are stung by a fire ant:

Apply a cold compress to relieve the swelling and pain.
Gently wash the affected area with soap and water and leave the blister intact.
People who are allergic to insect stings should seek medical attention immediately. On rare occasions, fire ant stings can cause severe acute allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)

http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/fireants/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_ant



Many other facts about the Red Ant

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~gilbert/research/fireants/faq.html



Red imported fire ant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_imported_fire_ant




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