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Should I be concerned about swollen right elbow. No pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? perhaps a result of spider bite?

Should I be concerned about swollen right elbow. No pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? perhaps a result of spider bite?

Olecronon Bursitis: This sounds like olecronon bursitis. It can be caused by trauma infection arthritis or other causes. It is usually benign. A doctor can drain it and send the fluid for analysis. It may recur. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What to do about a spider bite?

What to do about a spider bite?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more

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What to do about a spider bite?

What to do about a spider bite?

Spider Bite: Most spider bites are uncomfortable but harmless. However, a few spiders, like the brown recluse and the black widow, can cause serious illness and damage to the tissues. Care for a regular spider bite with cold compresses or ice. Use over the counter medication, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for pain relief. Monitor for allergic reactions, rash, fever and signs of infection. ...Read more

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When to worry about a spider bite?

Spider bite: See a physician for systemic reactions. A tetanus shot may be necessary. Antibiotics may be necessary if the wound becomes infected. Large ulcerations could require debridement. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to be worried about a spider bite?

How long should you wait to be worried about a spider bite?

Depends on symptoms: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also seek medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch

When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch

Spider Bite: If it appears clean and you feel otherwise well, keep it clean and apply neosporin. If there is any redness, drainage or fever please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about spider bite?

How much should I worry about spider bite?

Not a lot...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the brown recluse (causes delayed local tissue destruction). These bites are relatively rare. Most "spider bites" can be treated with ice, rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. Sometimes an anti-histamine or topical steroid can also be helpful for symptoms. ...Read more

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Sir I Want To Know About Spider Bite Deep Information's It Is Advantage Or Disadvantage Then What About The Spider Man Movie?

Sir I Want To Know About Spider Bite Deep Information's It Is Advantage Or Disadvantage Then What About The Spider Man Movie?

Spiders don't bite: Of all the hundreds of cases I have seen where a patient reported a spider bite- on further questioning there was no actual spider seen biting the patient. Usually a carbuncle or bad folliculitis is mistaken for a spider bite. These are often MRSA or Staph infections that are localized. Good news is that they are treatable. The bad news is we cannot be like Spider-Man. Sorry to say! ...Read more