The most effective Home Remedies for Treating Red Ant Bites

Robert James
Pest Control Technician


Have you ever been bitten by red ants and perhaps you the best cure? Or maybe you have wasted lots of money purchasing processed drugs and want to find out the natural remedies to cure red ants, well; there are very many home remedies for red ant bites which are quite cheap and accessible.

Symptoms of red ant bites


  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Redness of the skin
  • Severe pain

Before you look for treatment after being bitten by a red ant, establish where you have an allergic reaction; what's more, deal with the sting immediately so as to ease the pain as well as the swelling.

How to treat red ant bites

  1. Baking soda

This is one of the most efficient natural remedies to treat insect bites, itching, and swelling. Baking soda helps in restoring PH balance of the human skin as well as preventing any itching along with all skin infections that may be as a result of red ant bites.

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The process is very easy, all you need for this method to be useful is just to prepare some baking soda plus water to make a thick paste. Massage the affected skin areas with the paste directly after that, also apply a thin coat of the paste on your skin.

  1. Aloe Vera

The good thing with Aloe Vera apart from being effective is the fact that you can get it right in the kitchen. On top of that, aloe gel can offer an instant cooling effect on your skin and hence thereby help you to soothe the pain, swelling and itching as well.

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The gel removed from the fresh aloe plant will be very efficient for soothing red ant bites if you apply it to the particular area of your skin that is affected. Use this technique at any time you need it, however, let it dry on its own.

  1. Soap Bar

Whenever you get bitten by a red ant, make sure to apply a soap bar as soon as possible. Lightly press and wipe it on the spots as well as the affected parts. It will bring about a shielding coating, stopping the activity of the harmful bacteria, covering the skin surface and more importantly destroying the bacteria on the skin surface which may move to your inner skin layers via the cuts and the wounds.

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Besides the above, when you press the soap on the affected parts, it's as well a useful way to inhibit the pain, swelling, and itching. In fact, it will be best for you to utilize antibacterial soaps only for such purpose and this is also among the best treatment for red ant bites that you ought to not to forget to learn.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

This is one of the most potent inflammatory and antibacterial agents. Just apply it in the affected areas og red ant bites.

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Advantages of apple cider vinegar

  1. Prevents infections
  2. Controls itching
  3. Prevents the skin from swelling
  4. Reduces pain
  5. It helps you heal faster
  6. Calamine

7. Anti-itch Lotion

Also, make use of calamine because it's as well among the most efficient home treatments for any ant bite. Not only that but also for treating swelling and itching.

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Calamine is not the only popular for treating ant bites but also insect bites. All you need to do is to apply calamine lotion in full amount and allow it wait until the itching as well as the discomfort completely reduces or even evaporate. You will be able to take care of the ant bite totally, and what's more, prevent further distress.

  1. Alcohol

Another one that you should not undermine is alcohol. Use of alcohol or any beverages and products that contain a high content of alcohol is very useful in such circumstances. All you can do is to rub it on the affected areas. It will prevent swelling and much more get rid of the pain.

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Since alcohol contains astringent effect, it helps a lot in preventing severe itching and pain. Just dab little of it together with some mouth wash and vodka, allow it to stay for some minutes. Keep on repeating fresh coats now and then until the itching and swelling fully disappears.

  1. Vinegar

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Vinegar is antibacterial naturally, and it assists in preventing all bacterial actions on the skin surface in case it has peeled due to scratching with your nails. When you apply vinegar immediately, it will help in controlling the itching as well as stopping you from scratching the affected part of red ant bites.

  1. Tea Tree Oil

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All you need to do with tea tree oil is just to dilute it and apply on the areas of red ant bite in case you have severe swelling and itching. It function is to prevent you from scratching the area as well as taking care of the whole distress.

For more exclusive information, You can read these;

 "How to treat ant bites with Home Remedy".

"The Ultimate Guide to Control Ants"

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