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Description:The arm of this patient displayed a number of erythematous pustular lesions that had been caused by the bites of fire ants, Solenopsis saevissima. The insect is a native to South America, and was introduced to the United States through the importation of agricultural products. Note the erythematous ring which surrounds the pustular papular center.
First Aid - Antihistamines may help.

   - Follow directions on packaging.

   - Drowsiness may occur.

- Seek immediate medical attention if a sting causes severe chest pain, nausea, severe sweating, loss of breath, serious swelling, or slurred speech.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1958
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Links:CDC - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); Fast Facts: Protecting Yourself from Stinging Insects
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