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Doctor insights on: What Do Spider Bits Look Like

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How can I avoid getting bit from spiders?

How can I avoid getting bit from spiders?

See below: In your home, using an exterminator to eliminate the spiders and their food sources (other insects). In the outback, wearing protective clothing and using insect repellent. ...Read more

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What should I do if I get bit by a spider?

What should I do if I get bit by a spider?

Keep it clean: Most spider bites are benign. The two major ones are brown recluse and black widow. These two require special care. Other than that just keep it clean and it should resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Which type of spider bit me and how can I fix it?

There is not : Enough information to answer this question. Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. Consider clarifying and re-asking. ...Read more

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I might have been bit by a spider? What should I do?

I might have been bit by a spider? What should I do?

Possible 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 need tetanus shot if it has been > 10 years since your last one or you don't know when it was. ...Read more

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Got bit by a spider and trying to identify what kind it was?

Spider bite: There are 2 poisonous spiders---black widow and brown recluse. Look up a picture of them would be helpful, rather than trying to describe them. Other types are scary but will not hurt you. ...Read more

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What do i do if a spider bit my lip?

What do i do if a spider bit my lip?

Spider bite: That depends upon whether you actually saw the spider and it truly bit you, or you are assuming something on your lip may have been a spider bite. These are uncommon and this is a very unusual location for a spider bite. If you develop any symptoms would strongly recommend you see a doctor immediately since, particularly with the brown spider, extensive tissue destruction may occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about this spider that bit me?

You haven't told us: What type of spider bit you. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have 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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A got bit by a small spider while gardening. Should i be concerned?

A got bit by a small spider while gardening.  Should i be concerned?

Yes : Some spider bites can be very serious depending on the type of spider. You need to seek help if you feel i'll or the site becomes necrotic. ...Read more