A 47-year-old member asked:
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when should spider bite swelling go away?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends mostly: On which type of spider bit you. Some spider bites may cause almost no symptoms where as the aftermath of a brown recluse spider may take many months to fully heal.
Answered on Mar 23, 2014

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