Suggest a treatment that might stop an ant bite from itching or hurting?Insect bites hurt because the insect injects a toxin into the victim. When certain kinds of ants bite, they injects formic acid.

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mapriem eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are many treatments for insect bites. Since the toxin can produce different reactions in different people it is good to know if you have any allergies related to bites. Many people are allergic to bee stings, but  an ant bite can produce just as severe reactions as bee stings. An immediate first aid would be to apply ice or cold compresses to reduce swelling and itching. Make sure wound is cleaned with perhaps an antiseptic. The most common over the counter  remedy to take internally would be benedryl, a sufficient antihistimine to reduce swelling and itching. If the symtoms persist see a doctor for additional treatment.

sid-sarfraz | Student

Insect bites are quite common today. Nowadays the population of insects is increasing. So we are not able to stop them from entering our homes. But we can take precautions to limit their entry. But somehow some manage to enter.

Insect bites causes irritation and itching, making skin red or sometimes patches are formed. There are many medicines to treat these and also home remedies.

  1. Take an anti-allergic syrup or tablet
  2. Apply creams containing aloe vera or tea tree
  3. Apply soothing creams that e a cooling effect

The most easy home remedy that i follow is to apply soap on the insect bite and keep rubbing for 5 minutes till it forms a thick lather.  Keep it applied for 5 minutes and Then clean it with cold water.


erizzzerizzz12 | Student

You should put ala Voria on it. It comes from a plant. You can go to a local store and find the oment cream