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How can pus-filled blisters on the hands and neck caused by ant bite be treated?

I was planted a fern, I cut it in half and there were a lot of ants and immediately I felt stinging on my hands and firearms. And as I continued my planting, felt a bit on my neck, ankle.
Ithat was over a week ago. I now started having very sore hard and puss filled bumps on my hands fingers neck back of neck and forearms.
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Thu, 31 May 2018
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Start a short course of antibiotics for five to seven days preferably cloxacillin. Apply topical antibiotics like mupirocin. If symptoms persist, incision and drainage of the pus may be needed.

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