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A 38-year-old female asked:

Good day, two years ago my son got bitten by a spider. but every year the spider bite is all swollen and red with white like pimples that after a few weeks make yellowish puss. what can i do it is on his cheek and looks horrible?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: "secondary" bacterial infection ...Try using an ANTIBIOTIC ointment on the bite. OTC products in this County include Bacitracin...Neosporin ...Polymixin etc Hope this is helpful Dr Z BTW Warm Moist packs to the bite may be VERY useful! Dr Z
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Infection: There may be a foreign body within the area of the bite. Please have your son examined by a Physician.
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Last updated May 21, 2018

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