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Why do I have itchy spider bites what can I do to make the itching stop?

Bounce: Put lot of bounces in house spiders gone, take benadryl, may be steroids for 7 days. , next time put nickel coin on bite it works. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

Ulceration: The brown recluse spider bite starts out as reddened skin that then blisters and then ulcerates. Expect mild to moderate pain and itching 2-8 hours following the bite. The ulcer takes about a week to develop and months to heal. Have a professional evaluate the bite. Beware that MRSA can start out looking like a spider bite. ...Read more

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I have a spider bite. It's raised, swollen, itching, red, pain to touch, no broken in skin &hard in the middle. Swelling is getting worse. Help!

I have a spider bite. It's raised, swollen, itching, red, pain to touch, no broken in skin &hard in the middle. Swelling is getting worse. Help!

Spider type?: Certain types of spiders such as the brown recluse can be very problematic with tissue necrosis and possible subsequent infection as the result of the bite. Without knowing the species of spider i would recommend you see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What does a spider bite look like? Its was a little bigger then a quarter and left a scar after it stopped itching and I have a few on my legs

What does a spider bite look like? Its was a little bigger then a quarter and left a scar after it stopped itching and I have a few on my legs

Let me help you: Brown recluse spiders are only found in the southeast United States .There are several other species of recluse spider that are similar but less studied than the brown recluse. Brown recluse spiders are often described as having a violin-shaped mark on the back of their midsections, but that mark can be inconsistent. ...Read more

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6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning. Hives spreading inch or more q d. Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck.Should i be worried?

6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning.  Hives spreading inch or more q d.  Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck.Should i be worried?

See a dermatologist: Unless you clearly saw and felt the spider, then took it for identification, you have something else. This does not describe a spider bite. Not even close. Also you may not actually have hives. Indicate a need for immediate attention when you call. Meanwhile continue hydrocortisone. Use Benadryl as a sleeping pill and nothing else. ...Read more

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