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Okay ladies I need your best FIRE ant remedy.

My child got bit around the torso, feet and hands- I have gave him allergy meds and sat him in an oatmeal bath, what is your best go to for fire ant welps?

 
Tnamari

Asked by Tnamari at 3:02 PM on May. 29, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Not sure if it'll work, but worth a try...baking soda and water mixed into a paste and put on whatever welts/bites he has. Some say it soothes.
    BeachyBabe

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 3:06 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Poor baby I wish I knew just keep him soaking
    Butterfly1108

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 3:07 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • My GD fell into a mound three weeks ago Friday and have them everywhere. I always put chiggerex on them the first day and give Benedryl every 4-6 hours . Then I use calomine lotion to dry them up. That seems to work best for us. If you don't have chiggerex just go straight to calomine. Chiggerex helps with the pain.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:17 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • *had, not have
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:18 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Calomine...my son fell in a huge pile of them on the farm in Lousiana last year....poor baby was covered in red welts for weeks. chiggerex is worth a shot, although i've never tried it. and some tylonel for him too. poor baby, hope he gets better! my son was scared of every kind of ant for months after that...
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 3:26 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • I remember when I was high school I got into some. The Home Ec. teacher got some water and meat tenderizer seasoning and made a paste and rubbed it on me. it worked.
    babygirl0782

    Answer by babygirl0782 at 3:26 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • *thanks ladies, he stopped scratching after the bath-they aren't as bad as they were so I am going to leave them be for now- (i put everything I could find on them right after it happened)
    Tnamari

    Comment by Tnamari (original poster) at 5:39 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • id try calamine lotion or some liquid benedryl
    ilovemyboys84

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 12:18 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • aloe
    malexander2009

    Answer by malexander2009 at 4:57 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • aww poor thing
    critter_boo

    Answer by critter_boo at 8:59 AM on May. 31, 2011

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