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How Do I Treat A Spider Bite
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Wrong question: Venomous spiders are extremely rare in Ohio and are not indigenous to your area. Neither Benadryl nor any other antihistamine is of any use for black widow or brown recluse spider attacks. Unless you bring the spider to an EXPERT for identification, assume you have SOMETHING ELSE. The real question becomes "what is your actual diagnosis?" Since you fail to describe it, no diagnosis is possible thi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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