Black fire ant bite

A fire ant stung me two days ago on my arm...initially large bump of approx 5 cm appeared and nxt day my whole arm became red and swollen. I have taken antihistamine but of no use. Its been two days but symptoms are getting worse. My arm is swelled, numb, red and severe itching is there.
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Dr. Harsha Bangalore | General Physician
Hi there...I can understand your concern. When the situation is so severe, whom are you waiting for. You need to consult a dermatologist as soon as possible. It looks like you have developed a severe allergic reaction to the toxin released by the insect. If there's any secondary infection, it can lead to cellulitis. So kindly consult a dermatologist or general physician for further evaluation.
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