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Doctor insights on: What Do I Do For A Spider Bite

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What do I do for a spider bite or mosquito bite?

What do I do for a spider bite or mosquito bite?

Depends: Most spiders can cause local reactions with redness, swelling and warmth without pain but with itch like mosquitos, but others can cause more severe issues and these would be determined by the type of spider bite. In general, treat the wound with cleaning, an observation for any secondary infection. Then for inflammation and itch, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) oral or cream and Hydrocortisone 1% cream. ...Read more

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What to do for a spider bite?

What to do for a spider bite?

Depends what is: going on. most are like other insect bites. irritation pain swelling and pain. most heal without problems. others become infected requiring wound care and antibiotics. wash with soap and water. keep clean and observe. take benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed. if things worsen to ER to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for a spider bite?

What can I do for a spider bite?

Let me help you: A bug bite isn't usually a reason to see your doctor, especially since it's often hard to determine if the bite was from a spider and what kind of spider. But if you believe you've been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, or you start to experience severe pain or cramping in your abdomen or back after a spider bite, see your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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What do you do for a spider bite?

What do you do for a spider bite?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more

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What should I do for a spider bite that still is red & swollen a week later - red area is not large (less than 1cm) - suspect hobo, but not sure.?

What should I do for a spider bite that still is red & swollen  a week later - red area is not large (less than 1cm) - suspect hobo, but not sure.?

See your doctor: If this is a bite from a brown recluse (fiddleback spider) gotten in a corner of your house especially in the basement or attic, then it can cause a progressive, necrotic wound of rather large size. You should get an evaluation as soon as possible to treat this and prevent spread. ...Read more

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How many days for a spider bite to heal?

It depends on the: The type of spider. A large, necrotic wound from a venomous spider may take longer than 2 months to heal. ...Read more

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How long does itntake for a spider bite to heal?

That depends mostly: On the type of spider and the health of the person bitten. If you have a brown recluse spider bite that goes down into muscle it could take months to heal (or longer for infection or other complications). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a spider bite cellulitis to heal?

How long does it take for a spider bite cellulitis to heal?

Natural Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a spider bite to not be healed 4 months later? No pain/itch theres just still a round pink spot there

Is it normal for a spider bite to not be healed 4 months later? No pain/itch theres just still a round pink spot there

Yes: Its possible yes. Toxins in the venom can cause long lasting effects, both cellularly and neurologically. You may wish to have a dermatologist look at it if your concerned. ...Read more

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When is an antibiotic needed for a spider bite?

Boil: I've answered many questions about 'spider bites' today. They are rarely spider bites; they're usually bacterial infections of the skin, most often caused by staph aureus. The usually treatments are with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or clindamycin. However, by the time they've turned into boils, they may need to be opened and drained. ...Read more