Fire ant bites are misery itself! Actually, what we're talking about is a fire ant sting, because when a fire ant feels threatened it stings its attacker from the abdomen, just like the wasps from which they are descended. Unfortunately, fire ants often attack in numbers, and their stings can lead to infection of an open wound.
The symptoms of a fire ant bite or sting include a burning or stinging pain, whitish blisters, hives, swelling, redness, inflammation, and possibly a red circle around the bite itself. Secondary systemic symptoms such as a headache are also possible.
Natural Cures for Fire Ant Bites
Apple Cider Vinegar, applied topically is the best remedy for painful fire ant bites, according to our readers.
A cold compress applied right away will reduce inflammation and pain.
Aloe applied to fire ant stings can relieve the itching and pain. Both vinegar and a baking soda paste have been recommended as natural remedies to soothe the pain from fire ant bites, though in the end one of these should be a better treatment than the other.
Continue on to learn what remedies were most effective from our readers!