Swollen hand after ant bite?

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  1. stefakee

    stefakee Senior Member Plus

    My 3yo old DD got bit by an ant last night between two fingers. Today the top of her hand is swollen. Then entire top of her hand. Fingers look fine.

    Is there anything I should do? No fever, her fingers are fine. She said it itches, and that's about it.


  2. Momster2Many

    Momster2Many Senior Member Plus

    You can put some hydrocortisone cream on the ant bite.
  3. stefakee

    stefakee Senior Member Plus

    Okay, we did that =). She requested bandaids to be all over her hand, lol. It seems to make boo-boo's go away faster ;)
  4. Carolyn

    Carolyn Senior Member Plus

    Oh I swell up like a balloon whenever I get bit by an ant. I don't know why, but I do. I hate it. I just put some benedryl cream on it and it goes away eventually.
  5. HollyGirl

    HollyGirl Senior Member Plus

    Besides the meds...

    When I am concerned about a bug bite, I outline the edges with a fine tip sharpie so that I can tell for sure if it swells more. This is what our doc told me to do - works great.
  6. stefakee

    stefakee Senior Member Plus

    the bite itself isn't swollen. it's right between two fingers. the enitre top of her hand is swollen though. i don't think it's possible for her hand to swell more! her fingers look totally fine.


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