Bitten by Fire Ants Itching
Home treatment for itching in someone who has ant bites includes:
- Wash the skin with mild soap and water.
- Massage the itchy area with an ice cube or cold compress.
- Take a cool bath or shower. Consider oatmeal (Aveeno) baths.
Medications for itching include:
- An oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
- For children 1 to 6 years old: 6.25-12.5 mg of diphenhydramine every 4-6 hours
- For children 6-12 years old: 12.5-25 mg of diphenhydramine every 4-6 hours
- Adults may take 25 to 50 mg of diphenhydramine every 4-6 hours
- A steroid cream or ointment, such as a 0.5 to 1% hydrocortisone:
- Anti-itching cream, such as:
- Benadryl cream
- Take prescription antihistamines or steroids as directed.
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