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Old 08-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #11
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Re: OMGness, what is this????

Originally Posted by slyeates View Post
My husband is mildly allergic to fire ants and when he is bit this is ExACTLY what it looks like. (i say mildly because he is deathly allergic to bees so in comparison...) Pus filled lump at the center with red swelling around, sometimes up to 12" from the boil. We put hydrocortisone cream and leave it alone. Don't pop it, and I "make" him not scratch it. Sometimes if the itching is really bad I make a paste out of baking soda and water and I rub it on and leave it. It can take 4-5 days for his swelling to go all the way down.

I'm by no means an expert, but I HTH!

I think it did help, I put baking soda paste on it and ds stopped scratching at it. I wouldn't be surprised if it was an ant, ds said him and uncle O were rolling around in the yard.

Thank you ladies, I get so panicked over things, have been told many times that it is quite obvious that this is my only child.
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