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what to do if you have a spider bite

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spider bites: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen ... Read More

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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Spider bite: Hard to tell if spider bite or another cause unless something like a brown recluse spider
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible spider bite: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Spider bite: If black widow spider, u notice swelling, intense pain & stiffness, chills, fever, nausea/vomiting, severe abdominal pain. If brown recluse spider, t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Spider bite: First aid treatment is cleaning the area with soap & water, apply a cool compress on the area, take tylenol/antihistamines, & if it was black widow sp ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: Symptoms of pain, redness, swelling, increase in size, drainage and fever are all indicators of skin infection. Spider bites, especially those from t ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor.: Whether it's a spider bite or not, the tenderness and redness suggest that you may have some infection there which may need to be treated. I would see ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Best way - is to: observe a spider biting you. Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be pa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Spider bite: Would still g to urgent care/doc to check it out May need antibiotics and or tetanus.
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A female asked:
Dr. Schalk Burger
Specializes in General Practice
Often infection...: Hi Spider bites can cause necrosis of tissue and then result in secondary infection. This might need an anti biotic, please see you doctor.

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