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How Long Does It Take For A Spider Bite To Open Up
How long does it take for a spider bite to open up? My boyfriend has a lump on his upper arm that he believes is a spider bite and I was curious
Natural Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more
How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and 2 visits to the dr and an emergency room visit and it's not getting bette
Variable: Spider bites vary from one species to another. Some spider bites may be a small red bump that resolves in a few days. Sometimes, a staph infection may develop, and this can be severe, requiring antibiotics and surgical debridement. Spiders which cause tissue necrosis (black widow, brown recluse) may also require surgical debridement. ...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 more
Spider bites: Spider bites are actually very rare in the usa. Unless you actually saw the spider and felt it bite you this may well be an MRSA skin lesion (boil) and that may require a trip to your doctor. You can apply moist heat for 15 minutes every 2 hours and see if it comes to a head, ruptures and drains, but it may still require antibiotics. Go soon and get better. ...Read more
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
Dr. Put me on antibiotics for my swollen lymphnodes he thinks a spider bite me, how long does it take for my nodes to go down, before im concerned?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
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
It depends: It depends on the specific type of spider that caused the bite. ...Read more
1-3 weeks...: As long as they do not get infected. Also depends on what type of spider. Either way, keep very clean, don't scratch, and if gets larger, redder, hot or pus-filled, get treated immediately. ...Read more
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 medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection.
Reactions are: Variable depending on the species fo spider. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have 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 seek medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more
I don't advocate: Self care if the lesion is infected. Please have it medically assessed. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the kind of spider doing the biting. ...Read more
Information: If the bite is from a non venemous spider, it should takd about three weeks. If the spider is venemous, it depends on the degree of envenomation of the tissue. If the bite develops a dark black center, it may reqire surgery to remove it and alow healing to occur. Spider venom can stay in the tissue a long time. ...Read more
Typically first hrs: But this will vary with he degree of envenomation and systemic loxocelism. Nausea may also be the result of treatment. ...Read more
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