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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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How long and what are the signs that a spider bite is properly healing? I am in antibiotic for it now. It's still purple and puss

How long and what are the signs that a spider bite is properly healing? I am in antibiotic for it now. It's still purple and puss

Paaaaaaarrrrtyyyyy!!: Purple is not on the list of normal skin colors on this planet and pus is normal only if you are a bunch of bacteria having a party on flesh. That means either you're a party-goer from Pluto or you need to get that seen by a doc ASAP. Here on earth, that purple color may mean trouble, so head for a doctor on the double. Your antibiotic ain't workin'--so them bugs have a head start on the party. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for spider bite?

What is the treatment for spider bite?

Time: Most spider bites cause only a small local allergic reaction. If this is all it is some anitbiotic ointment a bandaid and time (1 to 2 days) and it should be fine. If it looks like it is getting infected ( increasing redness, pain or not improving) you should see your doctor. Only a small minority of spider bites cause infection or serious skin injury. ...Read more

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Spider bite treatment, what to do?

Spider bite: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possible 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. Clean area w antibacterial soap. ...Read more

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Can a spider bite get infected after it is healing?

Can a spider bite get infected after it is healing?

Yes: Watch for signs of increased redness, swelling, warmth, and pain sometimes with red streaking. If so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do for treatment if any of hobo spider bite?

What should I do for treatment if any of hobo spider bite?

Depends on symptoms: Some sources say a hobo spider bite is like a typical bug bite while other sources say there are bigger symptoms and some dead skin at the bite site (like with a brown recluse). Some sources believe there are too many cases of mistaken identity with hobo spiders, so it's not known if real hobo spider bites are that bad at all. A doctor can evaluate, if the bite is any worse than a simple bug bite. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best treatment for a spider bite.?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment for a spider bite.?

Spider bite: First aid treatment is cleaning the area with soap & water, apply a cool compress on the area, take tylenol/antihistamines, & if it was black widow spider or brown recluse spider, seek medical attention fast. ...Read more

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In what way can I finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite ?

In what way can I finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite ?

Does it need to : Be surgically debrided? Did you need a tetanus shot? No signs of infection? Don't know how far out you are from the bite. When i had a brown recluse bite on my forearm - used elevation, compress (arm was really swollen), frequent debridements and rest (felt quite sick with fever). Take it easy. On the other hand, some brown recluse bites cause almost no sx's. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite ?

Seek immed Rx: Immediate treatment by a know, edge able experienced physician will help to limit the extent of the problem and therefore expedite healing from the injury. ...Read more