A 36-year-old member asked:
what happens if a spider or something bites you as accidentally swallowed in your sleep?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Woods answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Not To Worry: The whole notion that humans swallow from 4 to 8 spiders a year is an urban legend. After a little research is seems that this idea was propagated over the internet along with many other outlandish claims. If you follow the trail back it always leads to a dead end with no data to substantiate it. So don't worry about getting bit by a spider as you swallow it. They can bite other areas.
Answered on Feb 28, 2014
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