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How to treat a spider bite at home

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Either is ok: Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you could ask your doctor for a script with a picture of your bite for him to assess how serious it is. It... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Scorpion sing: Put a tourniquet above the site of the sting and go to the nearest emergency department. enveomation requires emergency attention
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It depends on type: Of spider. Wash area of bite with warm water ; soap. Dry. Apply antibiotic ointments. But seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you h... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Usually like any other insect bite: with cleansing, wound care and observation for possible signs of secondary infection.
A member asked:
Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
General Practice 44 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
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
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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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