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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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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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How long does it take the swelling go away from a spider bite on your face?

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

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How can I stop swelling and pain from spider bite?

How can I stop swelling and pain from spider bite?

Treatments: If this is truly a spider bite, home remedies include elevating the area above the level of the heart, applying ice and taking tylenol. Do not strenuously exercise, apply heat or try to remove the spider venom. If no improvement, see your physician. ...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

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Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?

Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?

See your doc: Some spider bites can cause significant tissue damage (necrosis) and possible secondary infections, thus you should have this evaluated by your doc for possible treatments. Since it is on your face, i would not wait too long. Good luck.. ...Read more

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What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

Ice: For any inflammation such as from an insect bite, applying local ice can help decrease or minimize swelling. A nice trick for an area as irregular as the eye is to take a bag of frozen peas and hold them against the area. Do not do this for more than 20 minutes as cold can cause injury. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel bring down swelling in a swollen black eye?

Will witch hazel bring down swelling in a swollen black eye?

Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Many commercial witch hazel products also contain alcohol. I would not recommend putting witch hazel near the delicate tissues surrounding the eye. There would also be a risk that the witch hazel could find it's way into your eye - bad. ...Read more

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