Question by  SriLanka (264)

How should I treat black ant bites?

Do I just let them heal on their own?


Answer by  luvlexis83 (798)

It shouldn't be a problem and they should heal fairly quickly on their own unless you are allergic or extremely sensitive like me to (all) insects. If you need to take some benadryl every 6 hours, and switch from heat to and ice pack every 20 minutes to keep down any swelling.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

Unless you develop a severe reaction (fever, increased swelling, dizzyness) just let them heal on their own. You can use something like Caladryl to ease the itchiness. It's a pink liquid available at most grocery and drugstores. It has Calamine lotion for your skin and Benadryl for the histamine reaction. Try not to scratch as that'll make it worse.


Answer by  joshm89 (491)

One of the best ways is by mixing warm water and baking soda. Afterwards apply it to the bite as it will reduce itching and swelling to make the area less irritable.


Answer by  nycgal (125)

Apply an over the counter cortisone cream to prevent iching and redness. A home made remedy of a paste made of baking soda and water will also do the trick.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

Black ants don't have any chemicals, they just basically pinched. The best thing to do is just let them heal naturally. They shouldn't be too painful anyway after the initial bite anyway. Let the bites just chill and you'll be fine. Also, don't scratch at them.

posted by Anonymous
I don't think this answer is correct. Black ants do have produce chemicals and can leave pustules after they bite. I know becaust that's what I've experienced with 5 bites on my leg.  add a comment

Answer by  Aya (797)

You can put some benedryl on them, but do not apply bandages. A little peroxide may also help, but in most cases these small bites will heal all on their own.

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