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Which of the following substances helps in reducing the irritation caused by the sting of an ant?


C. Calamine (zinc carbonate)

The sting of art releases formic acid which causes irritation in the skin. Therefore, a base can reduce the effect of acid into the body. Calamine (zinc carbonate) is a mild base and when it is applied on the irritation area caused by the sting of an ant, it neutralizes the effect of formic acid releases by ant.

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