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How Long Do Spider Bites Take To Go Away
Normal healing rate: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
I take pain management meds and have been getting reoccurring brown az brown recluse spider bites can they be addicted to my blood ?
No: never heard of such a thingGet a more detailed answer ›
Two spider bites, I think, near my ankle. Foot and ankle pretty swollen for a 24+ hrs now. Feels tight walking. What homecare and how long?
I have three spider bites on my leg, and two swollen inguinal nodes. How long should I wait before seeing a doctor? It's been a couple days already.
It depends: It depends on the specific type of spider that caused the bite. ...Read more
Nearly all bumps are: The brown recluse spider is not found in pennsylvania. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you, then took it to an arachnologist for identification, assume it was not a spider bite. Spiders are plentiful everywhere but are completely harmless. Spider bites are rare, very painful, cause ulceration. If you have a "bump" it is something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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