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Should I Still Go To Work If I Have Black Widow Spider Bite
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a spider bite, i think its very small and one little black hole. Should i go to the hospital?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a spider bite about 6-8 weeks ago and it's still black and hurts if I touch it - do I need to show a doctor?
When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch
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
Get help: Black widow is very very painful and possibly dangerous, so your child needs immediate attention from a doctor. ...Read more
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
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