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What Are Effects Of A Common Spider Bite
Go 2 doc/ antibiotic: 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, do not scratch, take antibiotic exactly as prescribed, mand follow-up making certain it is completely treated. ...Read more
Not common...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the brown recluse (causes delayed local tissue destruction). These bites are relatively rare. Most "spider bites" can be treated with ice, rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. Sometimes an anti-histamine or topical steroid can also be helpful for symptoms. ...Read more
Spider bite: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911.Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boils: What people call spider bites are rarely spider bites; they are usually abscesses (boils). The cause is usually staph. Aureus, including mrsa. Antibiotics like tmp/smx (bactrim), clindamycin, and Doxycycline can be helpful at the early stage, but by the time a boil has formed, they often have to be opened and drained. ...Read more
I think i have a spider bite at this moment is red painful and afer i squshed the wound it was some slimy white discharge alike commin out then blood?
Staph: If the wound begins to grow, become exceedingly painful, ulcerate, numb, or becomes more red around the wound; then you need to see your doctor. One concern is a Staph infection of the skin (if a spider bite did occur, it introduces the Staph). These would be warning signs for severe bite as well. ...Read more
My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard
My bulls-eye rash was mistaken for a spider bite about a year ago, is this a common mistake? I just now finally got diagnosed with lyme...
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