A 67-year-old male asked:
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will a.spider bite heal on it's own barring an infection?

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Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Usually: Generally yes, they heal with simple wound care.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Usually : Spider bites for the majority of the time will heal on their own.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
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