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What to do for spider bites that hurt?

What to do for spider bites that hurt?

Medical attention: If the spider bite is from a brown recluse it could evolve into a nasty skin reaction with necrosis and pain --- may need antibiotics and/or steroids. ...Read more

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What spider bite hurts the most?

What spider bite hurts the most?

Agree w info in : Earlier answer but brown recluses can also cause systemic symptoms. When i was bit - had generalized, significant muscle ; joint pain, fever, weakness, marked extremity swelling and tissue that died rapidly ending with a significant sized ulcer. I was acutely ill for almost a week. Never want to go through that again. Luckily, I have no personal experiences to report with black widow spiders (:. ...Read more

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I am worried that the swelling red mark, almost like a pimple, behind my ear is a spider bite. The surrounding area hurts too. ?

I am worried that the swelling red mark, almost like a pimple, behind my ear is a spider bite. The surrounding area hurts too. ?

Worry: I think the best move would be to go to the nearest Emergency facility. What you report is important and you will be seen quickly by the doctor. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It could be spider bites and they will be carefully controlled. Please let me know how things went. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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My daughter has a bite, possibly spider bite since she says it hurts and itches, it has a white ring around it, should I take her to a doctor?

My daughter has a bite, possibly spider bite since she says it hurts and itches, it has a white ring around it, should I take her to a doctor?

Bite: Yes, please take your daughter to the doctor. The bite could be from anything. Tick bites can have long-lasting consequences. This will give you peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow ?

Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow ?

Get medical eval: 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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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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