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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?


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

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Answers (11)
  • 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.

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

  • Poor baby I wish I knew just keep him soaking

    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.

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

  • *had, not have

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

  • 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...

    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.

    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)

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

  • id try calamine lotion or some liquid benedryl

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

  • aloe

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

  • aww poor thing

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