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As Fire Ants Continue to Proliferate, Hospital-Proven Burn Anesthetic Brings Instant Relief for Bites, Stings.

SAVANNAH, Ga., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For some 60 years, fire ants have expanded relentlessly throughout the southern and southwestern United States. They sting relentlessly, too: first biting the victim's skin with their mandibles (mouth parts), then holding on tight and sting from their bottoms. They then often pivot around and continue to sting in circles, causing burning pain and excruciating itch to their victims, many of whom are children.

Fire ant venom includes a potent alkaloid toxin, which causes severe, burning pain. Fortunately, the same anesthetic hospitals use on burn patients has been proven equally, instantly effective on fire ant stings. That anesthetic, lidocaine lidocaine /li·do·caine/ (li´do-kan) an anesthetic with sedative, analgesic, and cardiac depressant properties, applied topically in the form of the base or hydrochloride salt as a local anesthetic; also used in the latter form as a , is now available in a maximum-strength, over-the-counter product: Fire Ant Coolant(TM) from Coastal Solutions, Inc.

Available online and nationwide at select drugstores and lawn and garden retailers, Fire Ant Coolant has been proven to completely end both the pain and itching of fire ant bites and stings bites and stings: see first aid.  within minutes of application. Applied in time, it can also prevent the formation of the white pustules, or blisters, that often follow fire ant bites and can leave permanent scars.

Coastal Solutions president J.C. "Chip" Grayson created the Fire Ant Coolant formula with the help of two marine scientists from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. In extensive scientific experiments, the team tested an exhaustive variety of topical pain treatments, both medical and "home" remedies, before identifying the unique effectiveness of the Fire Ant Coolant formula.

"Lidocaine hydrochloride (the active ingredient in Fire Ant Coolant) is a well-known and extensively tested topical anesthetic," says Paul Auerbach, M.D., a professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine is affiliated with Stanford University and is located at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and Menlo Park. . "It makes perfect sense ... that (it) should be effective for ... insect stings. I intend to carry a spray vial and use it the next time I am bitten or stung."

Fire Ant Coolant manufacturer Coastal Solutions also originated Jellyfish Squish squish  
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v.tr.
To squeeze or crush together or into a flat mass; squash.

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To emit the gurgling or sucking sound of soft mud being walked on.
(TM), which instantly ends the pain of Portuguese Man-of-War and jellyfish stings. In addition to Fire Ant Coolant and Jellyfish Squish, Coastal Solutions produces maximum-strength Chigger chigger, minute, six-legged, reddish larva of the harvest mite, one of various red bugs widely distributed throughout the world and common in the S United States.  Chaser(TM), Bite Blaster(TM) and Bite Fixer(TM), also available nationwide. All Coastal Solutions products are FDA compliant.

For more information about the products or Coastal Solutions, Inc., call (912) 353-3368, email info@coastalsolutionsinc.com, or to go http://www.coastalsolutionsinc.com/.

CONTACT: Christie Koppel of Coastal Solutions, Inc., +1-912-921-1040

Web Site: http://www.coastalsolutionsinc.com/
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