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is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

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Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
No: A baseball size swelling is quite large, and indicative of something significant going on. Seek a consultation with your pcp or a dermatologist. Good luck.
Answered on Sep 2, 2013

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