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My daughter was stung on the foot by a harvested ant

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My daughter was stung on the foot by a harvested ant yesterday. It seems to be swelling more and more and hurts. How do you treat this kind of ant bite?
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: It didn't even look red yesterday. Was swollen a little this morning. Now a red weekly about the size of a nickel.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: welt
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry about your daughter.

how old is she?

you should use both 1% hydrocortisone cream and benadryl cream on the area

and then cover with telfa non stick dressing if you have and ice the area with a bag of ice wrapped in a towel to help decrease swelling and pain

she can take some tylenol as well.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
she is 11 almost 12. we have been using antibiotic ointment and benadryl cream. doesn't seem to help.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

try the 1% hydrocortisone cream and cover and ice the area as well with a bag of ice in a zip lock bag wrapped in a towel

and give her some tylenol which can help decrease pain

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you are welcome

if it doesn't get better, you should get her to see her pediatrician. but I bet it will get better.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

do you have other questions?