A 5-year-old female asked:
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i think my child has a spider bite.symptoms:very itchy,redness,swelling & warm to touch.i gave antihistamine & cream to stop itch.anything else?

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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes. See doctor: Spider bites can be serious. So bring the child to doctor for exam. May need antibiotics also
Answered on Apr 6, 2018

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