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How should I treat black widow spider bite?

How should I treat black widow spider bite?

Local care: The majority of patients who experience a widow spider bite require only local care of the lesion. Patients with severe envenomations could require supportive care and monitoring for complications. General measures following a bite including cleaning the area with soap and water and oral pain meds. Treatment of muscle spasm and tetanus prophylaxis may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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Brown widow bite, how to treat?

Brown widow bite, how to treat?

Black widow? Brown: Recluse? 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 medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

NOT surgery: The drug Dapsone is often advocated, but there is no firm evidence that it helps. Nitroglycerine patches may be effective; brown recluse venom constricts blood vessels and Nitroglycerin dilates them, but again, no proof that it helps. Surgery is ineffective and may actually worsen the outcome. ...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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Can you survive a black widow spider bite?

Can you survive a black widow spider bite?

Most often, yes.: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Although death from a bite is not common – it. ...Read more

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How can I treat tarantula bite?

How can I treat tarantula bite?

Like a bad bee sting: Tarantulas do not release a medically significant amount of venom into a human, so the bite can be treated much the same as a bad bee sting or small superficial wound. Cleaning with soap and water, followed by ice or cool compresses usually will be enough. If you have signs of infection or severe allergic reaction, see a doctor immediately. An oral antihistamine may help with symptoms. ...Read more

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How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

Observe: If there is good reason to believe that the spider bite is from a brown recluse, you will receive antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis. You will use cold compresses and observe the bite at home for a few days for signs of progression such as blistering, pain, color change in skin around bite and fever. If these appear, you need to go back to the ER. Best wishes ...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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Is my spider bite poisonous? How can I tell?

Is my spider bite poisonous?  How can I tell?

Depends: If you have brown reccluse spider bite , it is very poisonous, you need to see a doctor righ away.But if you did not see the spider , then look for redness, swollen , pain that gets worse with tissues surounding the bite got swollen with spreading of redness. ...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 do I treat a scorpion bite?

How do I treat a scorpion bite?

Scorpion sting: Wash area of the scorpion sting with water & soap. Apply cold compresses. Avoid eating/drinking anything initially. Remain calm. Pain can be tx’ed with nsaid’s. There are very few scorpion sting deaths in the us. If child is stung- seek med tx. For ^heart rate, ^ respiratory rate, weakness, ^ blood pressure or muscle twitching seek medical care. If out of the us or generalized sxs seek med tx. ...Read more

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How do I treat a scorpion bite?

How do I treat a scorpion bite?

Check out the link: Below. If there's any worsening symptom such as increasing redness, swelling on the scorpion bite with chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness etc, it's prudent to go to the er. Take care! http://phoenix.About.Com/od/scorpions/qt/scorpionsting.Htm. ...Read more

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Brown recluse spider bite. How can you tell you have one?

Brown recluse spider bite.  How can you tell you have one?

Brown recluse bite: Severe symptoms include blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare). Minor symptoms include severe pain of bite site after 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain). ...Read more

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Spider bite with peeling rash, how should I treat it?

Spider bite with peeling rash, how should I treat it?

Observe: If no pain, spreading, or pus, time will heal it. If you do have one of the above symptoms, see your doctor to make sure that it has not been infected. ...Read more

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Can i be bitten by black widow spider and not know it and die?

You would feel very: Ill first if you had a lethal bite. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. For. ...Read more

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How can you tell you got bit by a black widow spider.

Black widow spider: Usually by seeing the spider & experiencing side effects. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone for a brown recluse spider bite how does it hel?

I was prescribed prednisone for a brown recluse spider bite how does it hel?

It doesn't : Typically the treatment is Dapsone 100 mg twice daily. In addition topical wound care would be prescribed. Oral antibiotics could also be used if a 2nd bacterial infection was considered. ...Read more

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What antibiotic should I take for infected spider bite?

I don't advocate: Self care if the lesion is infected. Please have it medically assessed. ...Read more

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How to treat watery blister from spider bite?

How to treat watery blister from spider bite?

Natural Process: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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I got bit by a black widow spider, what do I do mpw?

I got bit by a black widow spider, what do I do mpw?

Black widow bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief may require the use of narcotics and Antivenin (antitoxin to counteract the effects of the spider venom). ...Read more