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How Much Should I Worry About Spider Bite
Not a lot...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the brown recluse (causes delayed local tissue destruction). These bites are relatively rare. Most "spider bites" can be treated with ice, rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. Sometimes an anti-histamine or topical steroid can also be helpful for symptoms. ...Read more
When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch
I live in ontario woke up with two itchy looks to be spider bites a little red and itchy it's been around 12 hours should I worry? Is it harmless.
Probably Not: You may have an allergic reaction or results of the bite and if it is only a little itchy and not severe then you'll probably be fine. You can treat with otc. If it gets worse or you develop fever or difficulty breathing, then you will need to see the doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dime sized spider bite.Red lump white center. It is itchy but not painful. How should I care for it? When should I worry?
See below: Wound care with cleaning with soap and water is sufficient to treat now but watch for redness, increased swelling, warmth, and pain or oozing purulent (pus-like), red streaking away from the area or necrosis (black dead tissue) developing in the center of the wound and spreading out circumferentially, then seek immediate medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a white blister with a red ring and swelling around it on my right hand. I think it's a spider bite but didn't see a spider. Should I worry?
Lesion: Although you think it is a spider bite and on your hand it could be. Have you been in a basement, barn or some place dark when you could have been bit? One of the most common problems to be mistaken as a bite is a Staph abscess. Make sure you see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, chills hives, weakness, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
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