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Fire ant stings

Fire ant stings

a scourge, these red or yellow ants of small-to-medium size, originally from south America, have a severe sting that burns like fire. Their sting like that of bees, yellow jackets, hornets and wasps -- can trigger allergic reactions varying greatly in severity. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. In selected cases, allergy injection therapy is highly effective. (The three as of insect allergy are adrenaline, Avoidance and Allergist.)

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Bug Identification Needed

... and right as I sit the back of my leg became to feel instantly on fire, and throbbing in pain, worse than a wasp sting I'd say. I jumped off, ... me. It is still sensitive to the touch, and throbs, and stings terribly. I have tried ointments the nurse gave me but it doesnt work. ...

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by klo3
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bug Identification Needed
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pain scale for stings

... almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm. 1.2 Fire ant: Sharp, sudden, mildly alarming. Like walking across a shag carpet & reaching for the ...

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by mith
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: pain scale for stings
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May be relevant- maybe not. Interesting news articles

... interesting: Feb 14, 05: Exotic: The little fire ant, a native of South America, has been spreading since ... of a penny, but it can pack a painful punch —-fire ant stings cause immediate dime-sized red welts on the skin ...

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by London
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:03 am
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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