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How do I bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

How do I bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

See your eye dr: Spider bites can cause pretty sever localized allergic reactions and on few occasions infections. Otc Claritin 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

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Swelling (Definition)

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


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How to bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

How to bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

Just like swelling: From sprained ankle, ice for first24-48 hours. Watch for infection, hot and painful to touch! ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling down on a spider bite?

Steroid cream: You need to make sure there is no existence of infection before starting this. ...Read more

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I just got my spider bites (lip piercings) and my lip swelled. How do I get the swelling down?

I just got my spider bites (lip piercings) and my lip swelled. How do I get the swelling down?

Eval : Use ice packs. However, if you develop redness, purulent drainage, tenderness, warmth, enlargement of lymp nodes or fever - please seek medical attention for possible infection. ...Read more

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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 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.

Need evaluation.: It could be a bug bite, a stye, or even a skin infection(cellulitis). These require different approaches to treatment. See your primary doctor or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Right after the spider bites that made my eyelid swell i've been experiencing cloudiness in that eye, like a large "floater" that is very obvious.?

Right after the spider bites that made my eyelid swell i've been experiencing cloudiness in that eye, like a large "floater" that is very obvious.?

See below: If you we're bitten by a spider and you eye swelled up along with any of these symptoms: facial, lip, tongue, mouth swelling or breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, fainting, dizziness -get seen asap (911). If you eye is just swollen and you see "floaters" it mat be due to local swelling or another coincidental process going on at the same time. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Does a spider bite above your eye make your eye swell?

Yes it can: Try ice packs and over the counter steroid cream. If this worsens, see an eye doc or go the the er. ...Read more

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Do spider bites make your eyes swell?

Could: That could certainly happen especially if you get bitten near the eye. ...Read more

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