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How Can I Stop Swelling And Pain From Spider Bite
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: Generally speaking, local reactions (redness, swelling, warmth, itch or no itch) to insect bites, including most spiders, maximize at about 72 hours after the bite and then should recede and improve. If it is not improving or worsening and becoming painful, oozing or red streaking is seen going away from the wound toward the center of the body, seek medical care for a possible infection. ...Read more
Spider bite on face. Swelling. Redness. Pain. Hardness. Have taken Sandoz-azithromy..no difference. ??Declophenac 50mg tdi?? Anything else??
Very unlikely: There are no spiders in maine capable of biting humans. See a dermatologist if you need a specific definition of this. ...Read more
I have a spider bite I'm the back of my neck that has been there for two days, I scratched the bite and now it is swelling, itching, burning and achin?
Just like swelling: From sprained ankle, ice for first24-48 hours. Watch for infection, hot and painful to touch! ...Read more
Potentially: depends on the type of spider & the proximity to the ear. ...Read more
What type of spider bite would cause swelling and pain in the localized area and also flu like symptoms?
Bl. widow or br. rec:
Spider bites are fortunately uncommon. In many cases, presumed spider bites are actually due to another skin condition or an insect sting. The black widow spider and the brown recluse spider can cause the symptoms you describe. in addition to the local redness, irritation, and pain from the bite,
these two spiders that are known to cause allergic reactions, which can present as flu-like symptoms. ...Read more
Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?
I think i got a spider bite on the side of my first finger. It was red and swollen. The swelling went down. However after a year i still have the swe?
Needs evaluation: This can be a number of things. See a health professional. ...Read more
See your eye dr: Spider bites can cause pretty sever localized allergic reactions and on few occasions infections. Otc Claritin (loratadine) or other antihistamines may help, but you can also see you ophthalmologist who can give you drops or ointments that will help you to feel better quicker, as well as make sure there is no infection. ...Read more
I have a spider bite. It's raised, swollen, itching, red, pain to touch, no broken in skin &hard in the middle. Swelling is getting worse. Help!
My top eyelid is swollen, and i think it's a spider bite, i've been icing it and taking ib profine, but the swelling won't go down, what's wrong.
My finger is red and swelling and it burns whenever I itch it. It keeps on throbbing whenever it has no ice could it be a spider bite?
Infection: This appears to be cellulitis of the finger and it should be evaluated for diagnosis and prompt treatment as soon as possible. It may have started as an insect bite, but redness, swelling and throbbing are very concerning symptoms. Your best action is to go to the hospital emergency room unless your physician is able to examine you now. ...Read more
Got a bug/spider bite 2 days ago on distal forearm and now have slight swelling with red lines going up my arm. What can I do if don't wanna see doc?
You need to see a Dr: You have a skin infection and the only way to treat it is with antibiotics. It will not get better on it's own and can become serious if not treated. If you don't have a regular doctor, options are an urgent care center or emergency department. Nowadays even some pharmacies have an urgent care facility. Good luck. ...Read more
My daughter has a spider bite on her hand. My question is, do I ice it or heat it to get the swelling down?Ice makes more sense but i read to do both.
Cold early heat late: Cool compresses will deminish swelling and pain & can be continued off & on for a couple days as needed. Later, application of moist heat can bring increased blood flow to the area to healp the healing process. I wouldn't start heat before 48hrs & would limit it if the pain picked up. ...Read more
I think i got bit in my mouth by a spider because we have them bad already have a bad spider bite on my arm my throut is swelling up what should i do?
Go to ER: If your throat is swelling up, go to the ER now. This could be serious. ...Read more
Pain, swelling and redness of big toe. Was diagnosis w/ spider bite on big toe, no visible mark & nail didn't grow for a year after. Could it have been gout?
I have a white blister with a red ring and swelling around it on my right hand. I think it's a spider bite but didn't see a spider. Should I worry?
I am worried that the swelling red mark, almost like a pimple, behind my ear is a spider bite. The surrounding area hurts too. ?
I think the best move would be to go to the nearest Emergency facility. What you report is important and you will be seen quickly by the doctor.
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
It could be spider bites and they will be carefully controlled.
Please let me know how things went.
Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more
On the top of my left foot I have what looks like a spider bite it didn t hurt much at first then on day 2 there is a huge bruise around the bite and my toes are swelling there is a tingling sensation and very painful on day 3 I started vomiting running a
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