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How to bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

How to bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

Just like swelling: From sprained ankle, ice for first24-48 hours. Watch for infection, hot and painful to touch! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How do I bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

How do I bring down swelling in my eye after a spider bite?

See your eye dr: Spider bites can cause pretty sever localized allergic reactions and on few occasions infections. Otc Claritin (loratadine) or other antihistamines may help, but you can also see you ophthalmologist who can give you drops or ointments that will help you to feel better quicker, as well as make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is a spider bite on my forehead and it caused my eye to swell?

I have what I believe is a spider bite on my forehead and it caused my eye to swell?

WHY???: Why do you believe you have a spider bite???? These are rare, and never seen on the face. So you have something else. Better see a dermatologist or at least see some Dr. Read Wikipedia on spider bites. ...Read more

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Right after the spider bites that made my eyelid swell I've been experiencing cloudiness in that eye, like a large "floater" that is very obvious.?

Right after the spider bites that made my eyelid swell I've been experiencing cloudiness in that eye, like a large "floater" that is very obvious.?

See below: If you we're bitten by a spider and you eye swelled up along with any of these symptoms: facial, lip, tongue, mouth swelling or breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, fainting, dizziness -get seen asap (911). If you eye is just swollen and you see "floaters" it mat be due to local swelling or another coincidental process going on at the same time. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Does a spider bite above your eye make your eye swell?

Yes it can: Try ice packs and over the counter steroid cream. If this worsens, see an eye doc or go the the er. ...Read more

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How long does eye swelling take to show up after bite if allergic?

How long does eye swelling take to show up after bite if allergic?

Soon: A few minutes to a few hours at most. Much longer than that would be hard to connect to the bite. ...Read more

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How can I stop swelling and pain from spider bite?

How can I stop swelling and pain from spider bite?

Treatments: If this is truly a spider bite, home remedies include elevating the area above the level of the heart, applying ice and taking tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not strenuously exercise, apply heat or try to remove the spider venom. If no improvement, see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

No: A baseball size swelling is quite large, and indicative of something significant going on. Seek a consultation with your pcp or a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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When should spider bite swelling go away?

That depends mostly: On which type of spider bit you. Some spider bites may cause almost no symptoms where as the aftermath of a brown recluse spider may take many months to fully heal. ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling down on a spider bite?

Steroid cream: You need to make sure there is no existence of infection before starting this. ...Read more

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Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Spider bite lesions: Have extremely variable presentations. There isn't a way to tell you if the swelling is related to a spider bite. Dermatological evaluation may help to determine the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite causes swelling in the bitten area, pain and fever?

Several can: Anything that bites you, if bacteria is in their bite, may cause a reaction. The venom/bite of the "brown recluse" spider is well known to cause swelling, redness, pain, and fever in the area though. ...Read more

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Blisters swelling looks bruised. Could it be a spider bite?

Blisters swelling looks bruised. Could it be a spider bite?

Very unlikely: There are no spiders in maine capable of biting humans. See a dermatologist if you need a specific definition of this. ...Read more

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My finger is red and swelling and it burns whenever I itch it. It keeps on throbbing whenever it has no ice could it be a spider bite?

My finger is red and swelling and it burns whenever I itch it. It keeps on throbbing whenever it has no ice could it be a spider bite?

Infection: This appears to be cellulitis of the finger and it should be evaluated for diagnosis and prompt treatment as soon as possible. It may have started as an insect bite, but redness, swelling and throbbing are very concerning symptoms. Your best action is to go to the hospital emergency room unless your physician is able to examine you now. ...Read more

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Got a bug/spider bite 2 days ago on distal forearm and now have slight swelling with red lines going up my arm. What can I do if don't wanna see doc?

Got a bug/spider bite 2 days ago on distal forearm and now have slight swelling with red lines going up my arm. What can I do if don't wanna see doc?

You need to see a Dr: You have a skin infection and the only way to treat it is with antibiotics. It will not get better on it's own and can become serious if not treated. If you don't have a regular doctor, options are an urgent care center or emergency department. Nowadays even some pharmacies have an urgent care facility. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has a spider bite on her hand. My question is, do I ice it or heat it to get the swelling down? Ice makes more sense but I read to do both.

My daughter has a spider bite on her hand. My question is, do I ice it or heat it to get the swelling down? Ice makes more sense but I read to do both.

Cold early heat late: Cool compresses will deminish swelling and pain & can be continued off & on for a couple days as needed. Later, application of moist heat can bring increased blood flow to the area to healp the healing process. I wouldn't start heat before 48hrs & would limit it if the pain picked up. ...Read more

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Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Yes: Yes, spider bites can cause swelling wherever the bite occurs. If you have no other symptoms aside from jaw swelling, it could be due to many things. In that case, see an oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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I just got my spider bites (lip piercings) and my lip swelled. How do I get the swelling down?

I just got my spider bites (lip piercings) and my lip swelled. How do I get the swelling down?

Eval: Use ice packs. However, if you develop redness, purulent drainage, tenderness, warmth, enlargement of lymp nodes or fever - please seek medical attention for possible infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a spider bite near my ear cause swelling in mu ear?

Please tell me, could a spider bite near my ear cause swelling in mu ear?

Potentially: Depends on the type of spider & the proximity to the ear. ...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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My top eyelid is swollen, and I think it's a spider bite, I've been icing it and taking ib profine, but the swelling won't go down, what's wrong.

My top eyelid is swollen, and I think it's a spider bite, I've been icing it and taking ib profine, but the swelling won't go down, what's wrong.

Need evaluation.: It could be a bug bite, a stye, or even a skin infection (cellulitis). These require different approaches to treatment. See your primary doctor or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a white blister with a red ring and swelling around it on my right hand. I think it's a spider bite but didn't see a spider. Should I worry?

I have a white blister with a red ring and swelling around it on my right hand. I think it's a spider bite but didn't see a spider. Should I worry?

Lesion: Although you think it is a spider bite and on your hand it could be. Have you been in a basement, barn or some place dark when you could have been bit? One of the most common problems to be mistaken as a bite is a Staph abscess. Make sure you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Spider bite on face. Swelling. Redness. Pain. Hardness. Have taken Sandoz-azithromy. No difference.?? Declophenac 50mg tdi?? Anything else??

Spider bite on face. Swelling. Redness. Pain. Hardness. Have taken Sandoz-azithromy. No difference.?? Declophenac 50mg tdi?? Anything else??

You need...: This needs immediate evaluation especially when this is going on in the face area. This could be an abscess not responding to antibiotics and might require to be drained and treated as necessary. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite would cause swelling and pain in the localized area and also flu like symptoms?

What type of spider bite would cause swelling and pain in the localized area and also flu like symptoms?

Bl. Widow or br. Rec: Spider bites are fortunately uncommon. In many cases, presumed spider bites are actually due to another skin condition or an insect sting. The black widow spider and the brown recluse spider can cause the symptoms you describe. in addition to the local redness, irritation, and pain from the bite,
these two spiders that are known to cause allergic reactions, which can present as flu-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?

Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?

See your doc: Some spider bites can cause significant tissue damage (necrosis) and possible secondary infections, thus you should have this evaluated by your doc for possible treatments. Since it is on your face, I would not wait too long.
Good luck.. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more