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How do I treat this spider bite? What do I have to put on it?

How do I treat this spider bite?  What do I have to put on it?

First, avoid infect: A spider bite can cause a large amount of redness and swelling, and since the bite causes a break in the skin barrier, it could leave exposure to strep or staph or skin organism to get onto the soft tissues causing infection (cellulitis). So first keep area very clean. Then i suggest a mild Hydrocortisone cream 0.5% (otc), alternating with an antibiotic cream. Don't scratch! ...Read more

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How do I best treat a spider bite on the outside of my foot just below my ankle?

How do I best treat a spider bite on the outside of my foot just below my ankle?

First aid: Clean wound with antiseptic wash. Go to your dr. Or er. The spider may have been a brown recluse. ...Read more

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How do I treat non-poisonous spider bites?

How do I treat non-poisonous spider bites?

Basic wound care: Treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetnus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. ...Read more

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How do I properly treat a spider bites on eyelid?

How do I properly treat a spider bites on eyelid?

Poisonous or not: If a harmless spider, just apply cold compress within first 24 hrs of bite and then warm compress. If poisonous such as tarantula, go to emergency room asap. ...Read more

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How do you treat a spider bite?

Depends: On the severity of the spider bite. Local hygiene soap water. Apply a dressing. Check your tetanus status. If things worsen. See a wound specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat a spider bite?

How can you treat a spider bite?

See below: Usually like any other insect bite: with cleansing, wound care and observation for possible signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a spider bite?

It depends on type: Of spider. Wash area of bite with warm water ; soap. Dry. Apply antibiotic ointments. But seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have fever, 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. ...Read more

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How to treat a spider bite what do I do first?

How to treat a spider bite what do I do first?

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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How do you treat a spider bite that has a red ring come up around it ?

How do you treat a spider bite that has a red ring come up around it
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Observe act if need: Spider bites can often become infected. First i would recommend that you put tea tree oil or vinegar on it and keep the area clean. If the redness starts to fade then you can just watch it. If it grows larger then i would have it checked for possible need of antibiotics. If the spider was seen and you know it was not a brown recluse or black widow then just observe. ...Read more

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How to treat a spider bite on the lip?

How to treat a spider bite on the lip?

Spider: Clean with soap and water...If black widow or brown recluse then goto er...If not, then apply topical antibiotic for 48 hours followed by topical steroid cream...If still swollen or painful, see your primary doctor. ...Read more