Treating Ant Bites For Toddlers

Jen - posted on 02/27/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 15 months and has gotten bitten by several ants at day care. Each of her little hands has about 10 bites either. They told her grandparents who picked her up yesterday that she found an ant bed and stuck her hand in it. However last week she got bit for the first time (5 little bites on her pinky) and they told me that they were going to spray and that they had sprayed since then. My husband told me to leave the first set alone and they were starting to go away before she got the rest of these bites yesterday. I went ahead and tried to pop on today and she cried when I did it. I don't know if there's something I can put on them (that she won't lick off), if I should leave them alone, or if I should pop them. I'm looking for any advice anyone has. Thanks.

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Alison - posted on 02/28/2009

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I haven't had to deal with this but my sister had when my nephew stepped on an ant hill barefoot. I wouldn't pop them cause then there is a chance of an infection...Have you tried benadryl? This would help if they are swollen and also if they are itchy and bugging her... My sister applies neosporin and is seemed to work... maybe you could wrap it with a bandage so she can't get it off... Hope this was helpful...

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Jen - posted on 02/28/2009

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I had thought about Benadryl, but they don't seem to bother her unless you grab her hands took look at them. We sprayed some anti-itch stuff on them to see if that will help. She doesn;t seem to itch them at all, but we were concerned because she had a very high fever (~104) yesterday and thought the ant bites could have had something to do with it. She's doing fine today, but I just wanted to make sure I was doing something right by not popping them. Thanks for the advice.

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