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Stung by fire ant. Burning, swelling of foot, blisters in toe. Foot turned purple. Solution?

Hello my wife was stung by we beleave a fire ant. She said it burnt and the foot swelled up quite a bit there are 2 little blisters in her toe but the foot has turned purple a day later and hurts to walk on. Also she now has a rash all over her body and it appears to be a red line going up her leg. We have no health insurance but of corse her health is the most important thing right now. Any advice? We did also do benedril and cortisone cream
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
It seems your wife developed insect bite induced cellulitis along with lymphangitis( red streak going up her leg). To treat the same she should take a course of oral antibiotic along with antiinflammatory analgesic and a topical antibacterial cream. She should give rest to affected leg too.
I would advise that you visit a doctor nearby to get the prescription for above medicines.
Hope that helps. Take care
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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