To treat fire ant bites, clean the area with soap and water, use topical steroid creams and cover the bite with a bandage, instructs HealthLine. Avoid scratching the bite, as this may cause infection and prolong healing.
Fire ant bites are swollen, red bumps that are painful and itchy. If bitten by fire ants, wash the affected area with soap and water. Some topical, over-the-counter steroid creams can help reduce pain and itching. Put a bandage on the bite, and ice the bite to reduce pain, advises HealthLine. The bites generally heal and disappear in about a week. Some people have allergic reactions to fire ant bites. Difficulty breathing, nausea or dizziness following a bite requires immediate medical attention.