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How can I stop swelling and pain from spider bite

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
Treatments: If this is truly a spider bite, home remedies include elevating the area above the level of the heart, applying ice and taking tylenol (acetaminophen) ... Read More

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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes. See doctor: Spider bites can be serious. So bring the child to doctor for exam. May need antibiotics also
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends mostly: On which type of spider bit you. Some spider bites may cause almost no symptoms where as the aftermath of a brown recluse spider may take many months ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Steroid cream: You need to make sure there is no existence of infection before starting this.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
No: A baseball size swelling is quite large, and indicative of something significant going on. Seek a consultation with your pcp or a dermatologist. Good ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spider bite lesions: Have extremely variable presentations. There isn't a way to tell you if the swelling is related to a spider bite. Dermatological evaluation may help t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
It depends: It depends on what type of spider and how sensitive you are to the venom. Most minor insect bite reactions should be fully resolved within a few week ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Several can: Anything that bites you, if bacteria is in their bite, may cause a reaction. The venom/bite of the "brown recluse" spider is well known to cause swe ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
You need...: This needs immediate evaluation especially when this is going on in the face area. This could be an abscess not responding to antibiotics and might re ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Really can't say.: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may c ... Read More

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