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Should I still go to work if I have black widow spider bite?

Should I still go to work if I have black widow spider bite?

Spider bite: Depending on the location of the spider bite, if you can perform your regular functions without bothering the affected area , you can. If, however, your usual duties involve repetitive pressure and contact with the injured tissue, you should not. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have ant bite? Need treatment?

Should I still go to work if I have ant bite? Need treatment?

Ant bites- not bad: Ants are insects, and all insects may bite people and cause inflammation and itching, and sometimes pain. These are not dangerous and can be treated with benadyl pills and Hydrocortisone cream. You can stay home from work for many reasons, but this is not a good one and you will miss a day of work and a paycheck, for not a serious problem. ...Read more

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What should I do if I got bitten by a black widow spider?

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

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I have a spider bite on breast, do I need to do anything?

I have a spider bite on breast, do I need to do anything?

1. Watch for signs: Of infeciton (redness, swelling, warmth, ^ tenderness, pus or red streaks).2, when was you last tetanus shot? If > 10 years - or you don't know - would get a tetanus shoot. ...Read more

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So I got a spider bite and it's healing now ,but today I wanted to see if I could sleep with it not covered up. Can I ?

So I got a spider bite and it's healing now ,but today I wanted to see if I could sleep with it not covered up. Can I ?

It is not a spider b: Unless you saw and felt the attack, then took the culprit to an expert for identification [none of this occurred, did it?!!!] then it WAS NOT A SPIDER. Whatever it is, why cover it at all? If a Dr called a "spider bite" find a better Dr. Whatever it is, leave it alone, leave it open, wash it, avoid antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a spider bite?

Possible spider bite: 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. ...Read more

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I have a spider bite, i think its very small and one little black hole. Should i go to the hospital?

Did you see it?: If you have alot of pain, swelling or trouble breathing go to the er. A black widow spider may cause severe abdominal pain and a brown recluse can cause a huge area of tissue damage and even require a skin graft. At least see your doctor if not having severe symptoms. ...Read more

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If I have thrombocytopenic will i bruise if i get a mosquito bite?

If I have thrombocytopenic will i bruise if i get a mosquito bite?

Not usually: It is unusual to get a bruise from a mosquito bite even if the platelet count is quite low. It all depends, however, on how low the platelet count and if you have taken anything else that might further inhibit platelet function such as Aspirin or other nsaids. It also depends on if you are vigorously scratching the bite area since that can do much more to promote local bruising as well. ...Read more

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Should i start taking antibiotics if i believe I have a spider bite on my foot?

Should i start taking antibiotics if i believe I have a spider bite on my foot?

No: If it just happened, treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetanus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. However, since the foot can become infected very easily, watch for infection very closely. If any doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch

When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch

Spider Bite: If it appears clean and you feel otherwise well, keep it clean and apply neosporin. If there is any redness, drainage or fever please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got bit by a spider! need help immediately! what should I do first?

I got bit by a spider! need help immediately! what should I do first?

Spider bite: 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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I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

Get help: Black widow is very very painful and possibly dangerous, so your child needs immediate attention from a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I get bit by a spider?

What should I do if I get bit by a spider?

Keep it clean: Most spider bites are benign. The two major ones are brown recluse and black widow. These two require special care. Other than that just keep it clean and it should resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I have had flea bites on my legs for months now and i want to get rid of them so badly should i go see a doctor now?

I have had flea bites on my legs for months now and i want to get rid of them so badly should i go see a doctor now?

Fleas: Fleas are very hard to eradicate from the home and your car. The bites themselves do not require treatment unless they are infected. You need to get a exterminator for your car and home. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) GEL for the bites- if they are red then use an antibiotic cream ...Read more