This is an unusual post for me, but this method to treat an ant bite was so effective that I couldn’t help but to share it with you. I spent a lot of time outdoors the past few days, and apparently, the ants were not to happy with my presence. I was bit on the foot, and realized the itch was surprising uncomfortable. In the mix of trying to be “tough,” my foot began to swell and the urge to itch was unbearable.
From extensive experience in treating patients with ant bite, I learned that scratching a bite is the worst thing you can do. The bite itself rarely causes problems, but scratching it may introduce a skin infection, which can become serious.
So, to treat an ant bite- I first put a cube of ice directly on the skin over the bite, and performed an ice massage. You simply move the ice around in circles over the ant bite until the ice melts.
Ahhhh, much better. My foot became nice and numb and the urge to itch the ant bite subsided.
Next, I took hydrocortisone cream and applied to over the ant bite. By the time the numbness from the ice wore off, the relief from the cream set in. According to the hydrocortisone cream label, it can be applied 3-4 times per day. You can also repeatedly use ice as often as needed.
Take note, that if things do not improve, do not hesitate to see a doctor. Always read the medication labels before applying any cream. Never put on benadryl cream and take the tablet (bad experience with that). Now you know how to treat your ant bite!
What have you done to treat an ant bite? Share your experience below!