By Gary M. White, MD

fire ants

When fire ants bite humans, intense pain, burning and skin lesions result.


A wheal is followed by a vesicle, which finally forms a pustule. Intense burning and pain are associated with the bites of these ants. Anaphylaxis may occur [J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2007;17(1):48-9].

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