Should I pop the painful ant bites??

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  1. Techie333

    Techie333 Platinum Member

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    I got a lot of ant bites over the weekend. About ten on my leg and three on my hand. The ones on my leg are not bothering me, but the three ones on my hand, right next to each other, are extremely inflamed and I can three 3 little white pus dots like when you get pimples. My question is should I pop these and try to remove all the pus that is filled up inside??
     
  2. KK

    KK Lifer

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    Yes, then soak in alcohol or clorox.

    KK
     
  3. MomAndSkoorbaby

    MomAndSkoorbaby Diamond Member

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    No, that opens the wounds to infection....

    Although having said that for the practical side of me, the picking side of me would have to pop them knowing darn well that I should not! :p
     
  4. Ogg

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    Yeah dab alittle bleach on them but dont pop 'em........unless you want alittle pain to take your mind off the itch:D
     
  5. OmarGustav

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    Are you sure they are ant bites, and not herpes? You gotta wrap it buddy!
     
  6. StageLeft

    StageLeft No Lifer

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    I had 2 this summer from the little black ants. I picked them. I was powerless to not pick them, but that said it took weeks for the wounds to properly heal, one on my hand, the other on my toe. Little bastards. I've killed thousands this year so that makes me feel better.
     
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    You will have little scabs were you pop them.
     
  8. dman

    dman Diamond Member

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    CUT YOUR LEG and HAND OFF BEFORE IT SPREADS!!!!!


    DISCLAIMER: I'm not a doctor, I just play a mad scientist on ATOT.





     
  9. Eli

    Eli Super Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    WTF?

    Pop? Ant bites?

    Where the hell do you people live?

    I have never had an ant bite me and leave something that could be popped.
     
  10. Techie333

    Techie333 Platinum Member

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    ??? Ant bites leave the little pus balls after a day or two.......like pimples.......most ppl on ATOT can relate to that..

    :D
     
  11. Eli

    Eli Super Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    What the hell kinda mutant-ass ants do you have around your place? :Q

    I've never had an ant bite me and leave something that could be popped.

    Even the biggest ants around here, carpenter ants, can't even pierce your skin.. it just kinda pinches.

    :confused:
     
  12. Ogg

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    Fire Ants, baby

    They are evil little mf's!!:evil:
     
  13. DanTMWTMP

    DanTMWTMP Lifer

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    lol same here...i never had ant bites that are that severe..nor have i heard of them in my area...only place i've heard of them is here...


    if i ever got that, i'd pop it right away. Because if yyou shake hands w/ someone, and the other dude sees it, the other dude will feel uncomfortable (me thinks)

    so i'd pop it, and sanitize it every single day
     
  14. lilFajita

    lilFajita Golden Member

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    do they stop itching if you pop them? I have never popped, but I figure my total lack of control from itching is probably causing infection anyway.
     
  15. CPA

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    You obviously have never been to the South. Fire ants have been know to kill people, well at least if the person happen to be allergic to their venom and was bitten many, many times.

     
  16. Eli

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    Ahhhh.. Fire ants.. yes..

    We don't have them around here.. thank god. :Q

    I had no idea they could be that bad.
     
  17. CraigRT

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    I'd let it all out, fo'shizzle.