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What to do if you have a spider bite

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You might not be : Able to tell. Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Spider bite: Would still g to urgent care/doc to check it out May need antibiotics and or tetanus.
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Dr. Schalk Burger
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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.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See your doctor: Don't try to open if or desl with it yourself. These can quickly turn very messy if you try to of something yourself. Please see someone
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Back pian: If you notice a bite mark and surrounding area with redness and swelling may need antibiotic, if no such signs there the pain could be from something ... Read More

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