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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes it can: Try ice packs and over the counter steroid cream. If this worsens, see an eye doc or go the the er.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Could: That could certainly happen especially if you get bitten near the eye.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Just like swelling: From sprained ankle, ice for first24-48 hours. Watch for infection, hot and painful to touch!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Infection: Usually deserves medical attention. You would need prescription eyedrops if there is an infection near the eye.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Ice and Claritin (loratadine): Spider bites are usually an allergic reaction to the saliva or venom of the spider. Antihistamines (claritin, allegra, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) et ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
WHY???: Why do you believe you have a spider bite???? These are rare, and never seen on the face. So you have something else. Better see a dermatologist or a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: You are correct it is not ants or spiders. Maybe it is not bites of any kind. See a skin specialist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Herpes Zoster?: I have seen many patients present with unilateral eruptions they "thought" were "spider bites" or "poison ivy". I would see your eye doc as this sound ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Rash : This rash is characteristic of lymes disease. Treatment antibiotics by mouth.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If you we're bitten by a spider and you eye swelled up along with any of these symptoms: facial, lip, tongue, mouth swelling or breathing problems, n ... Read More
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