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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 (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

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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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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How do I get the swelling down on a spider bite?

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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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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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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I have what I believe is a spider bite on my forehead and it caused my eye to swell?

I have what I believe is a spider bite on my forehead and it caused my eye to swell?

WHY???: Why do you believe you have a spider bite???? These are rare, and never seen on the face. So you have something else. Better see a dermatologist or at least see some Dr. Read Wikipedia on spider bites. ...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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Spider bite 4 weeks ago still sore hot pains up and down body stabbing ankles wrists tingling tired aching head feels tight throat swollen ankles too?

Spider bite 4 weeks ago still sore hot pains up and down body stabbing ankles wrists tingling tired aching head feels tight throat swollen ankles too?

Is a spider bite?: It may not have been a spider bite. There have been many cases of skin infections caused by Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA). The lesion is typically described as a spider bite. What happens is this organism penetrates the skin via hair follicle and makes its way into the body. It can evade the immune system, but it can also attack with vigor. Get a blood test! ...Read more

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Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Yes: Yes, spider bites can cause swelling wherever the bite occurs. If you have no other symptoms aside from jaw swelling, it could be due to many things. In that case, see an oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a spider bite near my ear cause swelling in mu ear?

Please tell me, could a spider bite near my ear cause swelling in mu ear?

Potentially: Depends on the type of spider & the proximity to the ear. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Spider type?: Certain types of spiders such as the brown recluse can be very problematic with tissue necrosis and possible subsequent infection as the result of the bite. Without knowing the species of spider I would recommend you see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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When should spider bite swelling go away?

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. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite causes swelling in the bitten area, pain and fever?

Several can: Anything that bites you, if bacteria is in their bite, may cause a reaction. The venom/bite of the "brown recluse" spider is well known to cause swelling, redness, pain, and fever in the area though. ...Read more

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Spider bite on face. Swelling. Redness. Pain. Hardness. Have taken Sandoz-azithromy. No difference.?? Declophenac 50mg tdi?? Anything else??

Spider bite on face. Swelling. Redness. Pain. Hardness. Have taken Sandoz-azithromy. No difference.?? Declophenac 50mg tdi?? Anything else??

You need...: This needs immediate evaluation especially when this is going on in the face area. This could be an abscess not responding to antibiotics and might require to be drained and treated as necessary. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite would cause swelling and pain in the localized area and also flu like symptoms?

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