red ant bite ... ow!!
I got a red ant bite on my foot about 9 this morning. I couldn't see the bite site to try and remove the stinger so began trying everything I had read to ease the pain: meat tenderizer, chlorox,ammonia,vinegar, baking soda, etc. and nothing worked ... just made the pain worse! Now it is 9 PM this evening and I have my foot in a tub of ice water- the only temporary relief I can get. I can't believe that tiny critter could cause such agony for so long!
Does anyone have a sure-fire remedy that relieves the pain? Another time when I got bitten I did see the bite site and dug out the stinger and got IMMEDIATE relief but I could find no place where this recent bite happened.