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Spider bite on face or really big pimple? How can I tell?

Spider bite on face or really big pimple? How can I tell?

Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it looked at possibly cultured ...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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Spider bite on face? Was red, then dark purple, began hurting, and now my jaw underneath it is swollen&painful, & it's hard to breathe. What do I do?

Spider bite on face? Was red, then dark purple, began hurting, and now my jaw underneath it is swollen&painful, & it's hard to breathe. What do I do?

Time to call 911: Any person with a bug bite on the face and then trouble breathing should call 911 for the ambulance. The paramedics will have an Epipen (epinephrine) and other medications to help counteract the possible allergic reaction. The doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to decide if it indeed is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my 2 year old to stop picking at her spider bites on her face?

How can I prevent my 2 year old to stop picking at her spider bites on her face?

Put her in gloves: If you really want her to stop you can fasten gloves on her hands that she cannot remove. In the hospital we put their upper arms in a soft splint that prevents them bending their elbow, which stops the picking.If neither are acceptable, just accept you cannot control a 2 yo and let her be. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of spider bites on my face?

Is there a good way to get rid of spider bites on my face?

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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How long does it take the swelling go away from a spider bite on your face?

How long does it take the swelling go away from a spider bite on your face?

See below: Generally speaking, local reactions (redness, swelling, warmth, itch or no itch) to insect bites, including most spiders, maximize at about 72 hours after the bite and then should recede and improve. If it is not improving or worsening and becoming painful, oozing or red streaking is seen going away from the wound toward the center of the body, seek medical care for a possible infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a spider bite itch on my face?

How do I get rid of a spider bite itch on my face?

First, avoid infect: A spider bite can cause a large amount of redness and swelling, and since the bite causes a break in the skin barrier, it could leave exposure to strep or staph or skin organism to get onto the soft tissues causing infection (cellulitis). So first keep area very clean. Then i suggest a mild Hydrocortisone cream 0.5% (otc), alternating with an antibiotic cream. Don't scratch! ...Read more

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Does spider bites spread?

Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread. ...Read more

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How to heal spider bites?

How to heal spider bites?

Rapid Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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