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    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    Oh @Sherry, kind of does look like that! But just in a specific area, not all over about the size of a coffee cup area.
    Fire Ant's yikes.......... well it's a good thing if it came on that quick, it can go away that quick too.
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    yes im thinking that is not from the food. something he came in contact with. you have done what you can so just watch it.

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    Those look painful Kelly. I hate ants!! I can't even imagine having fire ants in my yard. We have the big half red/half black ants at the lake and occassionally they get bite but one but never have they had a reaction like that. Ouch!!! Poor Vegas.
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    I'm going to put my hand up here ........... Yep, I'm the foreigner in the room!!

    Never heard of fire ants... and never seen fire ants! Are they red?????

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    I have no experience with this, but I was thinking if it was the fire ants he could be allergic to them. I know when humans are allergic the bites seem to looks bigger, redder, highly irritated, etc. Maybe this was the first time he has ever laid in it, since you said the ants are always there. Just guessing, and I hope your baby feels better!!
    @kazzy220 here's a pic of fire ants, I WISH I had never heard of fire ants. They're terrible!
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    UPDATE: After washing the area with antibacterial soap, rubbing cortisone cream on the spots, giving him a benadryl last night, we woke up this morning and the spots are gone. So I am guessing that @LariP guessed it right...Fire Ants!!! We have so many in our backyard, when we get our monthly house spray for bugs our guy also goes out to the backyard and sprays the mounds for ants. There really isn't anything we can do to get rid of them, it is just a Florida thing. I have never been bit, but Joe has and he got blisters from the bites. Hopefully this wont happen again!!!

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    Glad you found the problem and that Vegas is feeling better!! I hate ants, they are terrible!!

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    I'm late to this (sorry) but I'm so glad Vegas is feeling better! Give him a hug from me please

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    Quote Originally Posted by brileythebully View Post
    @kazzy220 here's a pic of fire ants, I WISH I had never heard of fire ants. They're terrible!
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    That just made my skin crawl ................

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    I'm going to put my hand up here ........... Yep, I'm the foreigner in the room!!

    Never heard of fire ants... and never seen fire ants! Are they red?????
    Fire ants live in very large colonies that look like piles of sand on your lawn. When you step on it, within 5 seconds the ants come up to the surface and crawl up the leg of the person who stepped on the nest. I read somewhere once that they also know how to bite at the same time. I have some nasty bites from walking bogey. I am so careful that he does not step on a nest, that I have, at times, stepped on one myself- with sandals. Ouch! I hate these suckers and whenever I see a nest, I am out there with fireant poison!! @KMARINO: so glad Vegas is better! I am sure it was some sort of bites! Poor baby!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mer55 View Post
    Fire ants live in very large colonies that look like piles of sand on your lawn. When you step on it, within 5 seconds the ants come up to the surface and crawl up the leg of the person who stepped on the nest. I read somewhere once that they also know how to bite at the same time. I have some nasty bites from walking bogey. I am so careful that he does not step on a nest, that I have, at times, stepped on one myself- with sandals. Ouch! I hate these suckers and whenever I see a nest, I am out there with fireant poison!! @KMARINO: so glad Vegas is better! I am sure it was some sort of bites! Poor baby!!

    Hmmm ... definitely staying away from large piles of sand whilst in Florida!!!

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