- An online post about an ant’s bite has gone viral on social media
- According to the netizen, the insect gave her and her husband a life-threatening allergic reaction
- The said post elicited reactions among concerned netizens online
In this day and age, ants are considered to be common insects as we fairly see them everywhere may it be on our own homes or not.
However, a post about an ant’s bite has gone viral on social media as the bite gave a life-threatening allergic reaction to a married couple.
KAMI learned that the post was from Krystyna Salting who shared her and her husband’s experience after getting bit by an ant, which according to her is very common in the Philippines.
In her post, Krystyna shared how she and her husband easily dismissed the bite as they thought they got the allergic reaction from food.
“(INCIDENT 1) APRIL 9,2019 UMULAN.UNG HUSBAND KO BIGLA NALANG NAHILO, AT SOBRANG NAMUMULA ANG SKIN NYA PATI MATA...NATAKOT AKO CAUSE WE THOUGHT HIGHBLOOD SYA SO I RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL... ANG SYMPTOMS HINDI SYA MAKAHINGA, SOBRANG PULA NG SKIN NYA AT NASUSUKA SYA, THE DOCTOR DID AN ECG & CBC TEST... BUT ALL RESULT WERE NEGATIVE...
"ININTERVIEW SYA NG DOCTOR CAUSE EVEN THE DOCTOR HAS NO IDEA OF WHAT'S GOING ON SINCE ALL THE TEST ARE NORMAL... SO NAMENTIONED NG HUSBAND KO NA MAY NAKAIN SYA SO THE DOCTOR SUSPECTED THAT IT MAY BE A FOOD ALLERGIC REACTION AND UN DIN ANG NAISIP NAMIN SINCE KUMAIN SYA NG KIKIAM EARLIER THAT DAY (kasi may allergies sya sa specific seafoods)
"PERO ASIDE FROM THAT NAMENTIONED NYA NA MAY KUMAGAT SA KANYA UN PARANG GAMO-GAMO BASTA UNG LANGGAM NA MAY PAK-PAK NA LUMALABAS KAPAG MAGTATAG-ULAN NA PALAGING LUMILIPAD SA MGA ILAW (FIRE ANT DAW PO ANG TAWAG DITO) (I'm sure pamilyar kayo dun ipost ko pic dito) SO AYUN NA NGA, PERO MAS INISIP NAMIN NA FOOD ALLERGIES UN.. TODAY
"(INCIDENT 2) APRIL 11,2019 WHILE COOKING OUTSIDE SINCE I STARTED NGA OUT BURGER BUSINESS, ETO NA NGA MUKA NGANG MAGTATAGULAN NA NAMAN AT MAKULIMLIM... SO MEDYO PAHAPON NA @ AROUND 6PM I TURNED ON THE LIGHTS... ETO NA ANG MGA LUMILIPAD NA LANGGAM... AT FIRST BINUBUGAW KO LANG THEN SUDDENLY I FELT NA MAY KUMAGAT SA LEEG KO...
"I DIDN'T BOTHER KASI NGA INIISIP KO GAMO-GAMO LANG AND I WAS SO BUSY ATTENDING CUSTOMERS ORDERS...BUT AFTER A WHILE NARARAMDAMAN KO SOBRANG KATI NG LEEG KO, THEN KUMALAT UNG KATI ALL OVER THE BODY FACE, ARMS, LEGS, NANGAPAL DIN ANG LABI KO, HEAD PATI YATA INTERNAL ORGANS KO NANGATI THEN I SUDDENLY FELT SO MUCH HEAT ON MY SKIN AT SA ULO KO...
"TUMAKBO AKO SA CR AT NAG QUICK SHOWER, THEN AFTER I SHOWERED HINDI NAKO MAKAHINGA, NANINIKIP PO ANG DIB-DIB KO, I ASKED FOR WATER PERO NG LUMUNOK AKO HALOS HINDI MAKADERECHO UNG TUBIG SA ESOPHAGUS KO, FEELING KO PATI LOOB NG KATAWAN KO NAG-SWELL.. SO MY HUSBAND GAVE ME ANTIHISTAMINE TABLET AS PRESCRIBED BY HIS DOCTOR SINCE SAME SYMPTOMS UNG NARAMDAMAN NAMIN...
"THEN UN SKIN KO NAGLABASAN NA UNG RASHES... PERO IT HELPED NA MEDYO NABAWASAN UN EPEKTO SINCE I TOOK THE MEDS..NGAUN PO MEDYO NAHIHIRAPAN PARIN AKO HUMINGA PERO NARELIEVE NAPO NG KONTI... NAGSEARCH PO KAMI ETO PALANG URI NG GAMO-GAMO NA ITO AY FIRE ANT KUNG TAWAGIN THEN WINGED ANT NA SYA PAG MATURE NA MAY TOXIN ANG STING NYA WHICH CAN LEAD TO SEVERE ALLERGIES AND VERY FATAL..”
Krystyna's post also garnered reactions from concerned netizens on social media.
"Get well soon..... thanks for sharing narin para makaiwas mga kababayan natin."
"They call this a 'yellow fly'. Same reaction with your symptoms. Effective treatment is an ephinephrine injection. It did me wonders twice. Please don't ignore and seek help right away."
"Hala..nkktakot nmn... Get well soon sis... Thanks sa pagshare mo...naging aware kmi..."
"Get well soon Tin! Thank you for sharing, madalas pa naman nakaka pasok sa bahay mga yan, kung saan maliwanag dun sila... katakot naman!"
"Thanks for sharing maam...pagaling ka po..."
"Yan nga yong langgam na nagkakapakpak kapag magtatag-ulan na..Buti nalang napatingnan agad sa dr. Pero dapat blood test agad ng dr.si asawa mo kasi dilikado yon..."
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