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how long do spider bites last

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
1-3 weeks...: As long as they do not get infected. Also depends on what type of spider. Either way, keep very clean, don't scratch, and if gets larger, redder, hot ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Normal healing rate: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very Variable.: It depends on the type of spider, if it has toxic venom, degree of envenomation, treatment and other factors.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Infection possible: This is something to be evaluated in person. See your podiatrist or dermatologist for help. The fact that they are draining raises the possibility o ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
May need dr: Ice, elevate, anti-inflammatories but if redness, fever or not getting better see your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Staph infection: You have a very serious skin infection called MRSA. This can get dangerous very quickly. Go to the doctor urgently as soon as the clinic opens in the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Anything from minor itching and redness, to crusting, oozing and in a few cases severe skin and soft tissue breakdown. It depends upon the species.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Spider Bites: Staph: Almost all 'spider bites' now a days are the dangerous methicillin resistant staph aureus". (mrsa). Mrsa (mersa) can get very dangerous very quick ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: There are a few spiders with venom lethal enough to cause death but even the most famous, the black widow, usually will make you sick but not kill you ... Read More
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