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how to treat a spider bite at home

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Scorpion sing: Put a tourniquet above the site of the sting and go to the nearest emergency department. enveomation requires emergency attention
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Find spider: Most spider bites are not serious and supportive care is all that is needed. The spiders that cause serious envenomations need to be examined eg. Bla ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Spider: Clean with soap and water...If black widow or brown recluse then goto er...If not, then apply topical antibiotic for 48 hours followed by topical ste ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Depends: On the severity of the spider bite. Local hygiene soap water. Apply a dressing. Check your tetanus status. If things worsen. See a wound specialist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Usually like any other insect bite: with cleansing, wound care and observation for possible signs of secondary infection.
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A member asked:
Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
43 years experience General Practice
Observe act if need: Spider bites can often become infected. First i would recommend that you put tea tree oil or vinegar on it and keep the area clean. If the redness sta ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure it's a bite?: An infection with methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can also look like a spider bite. We call this type of skin infection "spider bite syndrom ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Spidet Bite: Wash the bite with warm soapy water apply some diluted hydrogen peroxide (mix ½ water with ½ peroxide) wash off the peroxide after two minutes appl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Basic wound care: Treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetnus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection.

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