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Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist
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Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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Got bit by ant upper arm very swollen and hot started like

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Got bit by ant upper arm very swollen and hot started like size of baseball last night now swollen to my elbow
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: It is just getting worse took Benadryl put vinagar tried baking soda mix, spray
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question! You're speaking with Dr. Bridget. I appreciate your patience as I review your question and prepare my response.

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 9 months ago.

You are experiencing a large localized allergic reaction.

It will resolve on its own within 7-10 days. Although the Benadryl did not work for you, try to taking Ibuprofen 400 mg every 6 hours to help reduce the swelling. If the swelling does not start reducing in a couple of days, consider seeking out a physician (your regular physician or urgent care) to get a steroid prescription.

Do you have any additional questions? I am happy to help:)


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