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System Reactions to Blackfly Bites and Fire Ants

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  • Posted By: AshleyHH
  • February 12, 2007
  • 06:44 PM

I get a systemic allergic reaction each time I get such a bite. Whether it's a small one or large one doesn't seem to matter. It must be the venom that my body reacts to.

I always have to go on prednisone to get the inflammation to subside. Only alternative for me if not to garden anymore and watch use systemic anti-fire ant granules 2X a year.

Anyone else have this rare syndrome? :mad:

** in the title, the word should be Systemic not System

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  • i once knew someone who reacted to blackfly bites by developing large lumps at the sites of the bites,about the size of a large hens egg.we couldnt fix her .but it does indicate that individual strong reactions are not unknown,and that they can be severe.could you get out of blackfly country?good luck with this.
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    • February 18, 2007
    • 09:30 PM
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