Fire Ant Bite Remedies

| Modified on Sep 04, 2022
White Vinegar
Posted by Aileen (Victoria, Texas) on 08/19/2008
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I agree with Ann, white vinegar for ant bites works wonderfully. I am allergic to ant bites too and also mosquito bites and everytime I get bit I apply white vinegar or apple cider vinegar immediately. I can feel the relief right away. I have used shaving cream, calamine lotion and hidrocortisone but the vinegar seems to neutralize the venom right away and the itching and swelling is gone faster.


Fresh Lemon Juice
Posted by Xmicrobiologist (Nowehere, Usa) on 09/21/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I was pulling weeds this morning, without gloves, -which yes, is very dumb, and I had about 20 fire ants on me before I could get them off! I think I got bit all over my hands and feet maybe 15 times, in some places more than once over and over. I immediately tried ACV, -no dice. Heat was the same. Finally I tried lemon juice and immediate relief. I've been re-applying for the past 2 hours and the bites are almost GONE!!! Thank you Earth Clinic!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Richardrosen (Sebastian, Florida) on 10/11/2016 1 posts
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I received about a dozen bites. I knew the quicker I applied a remedy the better. So I dabbed on Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oregano oil, tea tree oil. Also took a homeopathic for poison ivy and such; can't hurt I thought.

Then I searched online and came up with EarthClinic and apple cider vinegar. I soaked the area in a vinegar compress for 15 minutes, and I'm certainly feeling better than at the beginning of the ordeal. And lastly, when I had gotten myself together, I prayed and surrounded my foot with healing energy. As you can see, quite a few things thrown into the mix.

Glad to find this site and will return for other remedies.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Miah (Durham, Nc) on 08/08/2012
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It worked awesomely for my fire ant sting! Soaked my foot in apple cider vinegar 2 days post sting. The burning and swelling were intense prior to soaking. Afterwards I could walk without limping! Even went for my usual run! The vinegar drew it all out of my tissues and now I just have a huge blister. Not painful anymore at all. A little itchy but that's it. The blister is too big to pop so it's not red or painful and just clear. I'm leaving it alone...


White Vinegar
Posted by CORA (CONROE, TX) on 12/12/2007
5 out of 5 stars

WHITE VINEGAR FOR ANT BITES. I AM ALLERGIC TO ANT BITES AND SWELL ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. I PUT WHITE VINEGAR ON THEM AND IT TAKES THE SWELLING AND ITCHING RIGHT OUT.

Hot Soak
Posted by Abigail (North Carolina) on 03/09/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I was bitten by a fire ant near my ankle and my foot swelled. I am a hair dresser so I am on my feet all day. By the end of the day I could barely hobble on it! The hot soak is the only thing that has helped besides an allergy pill. Works so great! Currently soaking and my foot is already feeling better!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Collette (San Diego) on 07/21/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. I was starting to panic after a huge fire ant repeatedly bit me on my toe. It swelled immediately and was so painful I couldn't stand it. I live for away from any stores and read about the apple cider vinegar remedy. Instant relief.


Fresh Lemon Juice
Posted by Cyn ( Florida) on 04/25/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I was stung yesterday by 50 fire ants, all over my feet , it was horrible. It would itch, I would scratch, then it became very painful. This repeated for the next 28 hours. So severe I had blisters the size of a quarter. I went to google, brought me to earth clinic. I rubbed lemon on even the parts with the blisters. INSTANT RELIEF please REMEMBER THIS. It has been 15 minutes and still no pain, no itch unbelievable that this worked. Thank u sooo ooo much


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Colorado Mom (Denver, Colorado) on 10/21/2012
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I had several red ant stings on my leg and ankle. 6 hours, cold compresses and a benedryl later I read this advice about apple cider vinegar. I jumped up, got the cider and cotton balls and dabbed. Instant relief! It did wear off but just applied again. Thank you!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jennifer (Manchester, Tn) on 07/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I was bitten by fire ants on my feet and ankles and several yellow jacket stings all in one afternoon out on the farm. I treated immediately with cortisone cream and benedryl but relief was temporary at best. Itching and pistules with an area of redness and swelling extending several inches from the bites. Read your response on using cider vinegar. Dabbed that on and got immediate relief. Thank you for your advice.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Stephanie B. (Fort Worth, Texas) on 02/29/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! 3am and I wake up because of a stupid fire ant bite AGAIN on the second toe on my left foot. I think the ants put a GPS locater on me, always the same spot, but this they were fancy and bit between the toes. Read these posts, ran to the kitchen and all I could find was seasoned spice vinegar. I smell like Asian food but relief was immediate! Thank you!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Laura (Denton, Tx) on 09/18/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I'm allergic to fire ant bites, and my foot was swollen and sore for 3 days. I tried everything. I remembered that apple cider vinegar works wonders for a million other things, so I tried it on a lark. Instantly, my foot felt better and the swelling went down within minutes. Apple cider vinegar works is a miracle home remedy for treating fire ant bites!!!


Tansy (Plant)
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 07/21/2016

"Tansy" was recommended to me as an ant-repellant many years ago. I only remembered it because it is an anogram of ants!!

Maybe you need to grow the plant near the ants or move a potted plant to wherever the ants are gathering. Anyway, there you go.....another weapon in the war on ants!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pat (Windsor Berkshire) on 08/31/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have been bitten by fire ants while I was in bed. It's burning and painfully little white blisters and circle of red. I've put cider vinegar on the area. It's helping.


Comfrey
Posted by Greenllll (Kingstree, SC) on 09/11/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I was pulling weeds w/ gloves on and got 20 fire-ant stings where my gloves touch my wrists. Then to top it off, a wasp stung my finger through the gloves. It hurt bad.

Normally, my body can handle a few stings w/out a hitch but, for whatever reason, whether it was the fact that I vomited a lot the night before due to overeating, or it was due to the mixture of the 2 different poisons in my hand, my hand swelled up, and I couldn't close my fist w/out an inch gap.

Of course, the first thing I did was go to Earth Clinic. I tried ACV soak, charcoal poultice, I ate 1 square inch of charcoal, and I bathed. None of that made the swelling go down.

Then I put a big poultice of comfrey on my hand, where the glove was protecting it. Note that the ants never stung my hand, but it was swollen. This didn't yield any effect.

Next I put the poultice on my wrist w/ the 20 ant stings and I made a little poultice for the site of the wasp sting on my finger. That drawed out the poison to the skin, so I had these white blisters on my skin after applying to poultice directly to the area that was stung. I still have them & I'm on day 2. Although the white blisters are still there, the swelling in my hand has decreased 90% since I added the comfrey poultice, and none of the other things I tried reduced the swelling. I an close my hand now with maybe 5% resistence.

The strange thing is, & I'm not recommending this, but the majority of the healing occurred while I was doing tantric work, and my heart was lit up to almost overstimulation. Don't ask. Still, I think the comfrey was the key herb. Knitbone is one of the most powerful healing herbs known. Its amazing stuff. It can make swelling go down in a few hours, even w/ broken bones, not that that is always a good thing, probably not, but it works that way. Get your bones set before using this stuff. As for antbites, chew it up w/ some water, spit it on the area, and cover it up w/ a grocery bag & some tape.



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