A 36-year-old member asked:
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how can i stop swelling and pain from spider bite?

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Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
Treatments: If this is truly a spider bite, home remedies include elevating the area above the level of the heart, applying ice and taking tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not strenuously exercise, apply heat or try to remove the spider venom. If no improvement, see your physician.
Answered on Jun 27, 2012

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