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Doctor insights on: How To Stop Spider Bites From Itching

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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, (diphenhydramine) may be steroids for 7 days., next time put nickel coin on bite it works. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Spider bite popped, not poisonous, should I put ointment of just leave it (it itches a lot)?

Spider bite popped, not poisonous, should I put ointment of just leave it (it itches a lot)?

Yes: Although the bite reaction will get better on its own, it is very reasonable to treat it with an anti-inflammatory cream like 1% hydrocortisone or a stronger cortisone cream if one is available for you, or a calamine/pramoxine cream (Aveeno) until the bite no longer itches, or if naturally oriented, an oil of clove stick applied every few hours works as well. ...Read more

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Today, I popped a spider bite on my bum. The pain is gone, but now it itches like mad. What should I do?

Today, I popped a spider bite on my bum. The pain is gone, but now it itches like mad. What should I do?

Not a spider: Begin with correct definition of the problem. You have not described a spider bite. When did you squeeze it? Did you apply anything to it? A bandage? You might be reacting to something applied. Leave it open, shower daily, and rub in hydrocortisone several times a day. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I got what I thought was a spider bite on my butt, it itched then went away. Today in the same exact spot there's a bump that itches again?

3 weeks ago I got what I thought was a spider bite on my butt, it itched then went away. Today in the same exact spot there's a bump that itches again?

Staph infection?: Skin abscesses frequently develop after insect bites or other form of skin trauma which can get infected, esp. In the regions of body that are prone to contamination. Pl. get yourself checked to make sure you don't have an abscess that needs to be drained or medication. Feel better! ...Read more

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My daughter has a bite, possibly spider bite since she says it hurts and itches, it has a white ring around it, should I take her to a doctor?

My daughter has a bite, possibly spider bite since she says it hurts and itches, it has a white ring around it, should I take her to a doctor?

Bite: Yes, please take your daughter to the doctor. The bite could be from anything. Tick bites can have long-lasting consequences. This will give you peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...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

A: A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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How long does the itching last from a spider bite?

It depends: It depends on the kind of spider doing the biting. ...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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My 3 yr old daughter has a Spider bite on her leg. She has no symptoms of being sick or bothered by it other than itching. Should we be concerned?

My 3 yr old daughter has a Spider bite on her leg. She has no symptoms of being sick or bothered by it other than itching. Should we be concerned?

Mgt: If there is no pain, swelling or signs of infection, I would advise just using topical Neosporin ointment and close observation. ...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 (diphenhydramine) as a sleeping pill and nothing else. ...Read more

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I got 6 spider bites in my sleep one week ago they still itch I am becoming worried. I thought they were mesquiro bites at first. What do I do?

I got 6 spider bites in my sleep one week ago they still itch I am becoming worried. I thought they were mesquiro bites at first. What do I do?

Control the itch!: Most spider bites cause inflammation and itching. When you scratch, more histamine is released, and ultimately, more itching ensues. If the bites are growing, becoming warm and painful or draining white liquid - you need evaluation for cellulitis. Otherwise, you can use OTC hydrocortisone cream, antihistamines (diphenhydramine or cetirizine) and ice packs for management. ...Read more

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