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How do i bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ice and Claritin (loratadine): Spider bites are usually an allergic reaction to the saliva or venom of the spider. Antihistamines (claritin, allegra, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc.) can help with this type of reaction. Ice packs to the site of the bite can also be helpful. Watch for signs of infection (increasing redness, pus, blister, or fever) and see a doctor if these are present.
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
See your eye dr: Spider bites can cause pretty sever localized allergic reactions and on few occasions infections. Otc Claritin (loratadine) or other antihistamines may help, but you can also see you ophthalmologist who can give you drops or ointments that will help you to feel better quicker, as well as make sure there is no infection.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Just like swelling: From sprained ankle, ice for first24-48 hours. Watch for infection, hot and painful to touch!

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Last updated Nov 29, 2017

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