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Doctor insights on: What To Do For A Spider Bite

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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 to do about a spider bite?

What to do about 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 to do about a spider bite?

Spider Bite: Most spider bites are uncomfortable but harmless. However, a few spiders, like the brown recluse and the black widow, can cause serious illness and damage to the tissues. Care for a regular spider bite with cold compresses or ice. Use over the counter medication, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for pain relief. Monitor for allergic reactions, rash, fever and signs of infection. ...Read more

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What to do to a spider bite that's infected?

What to do to a spider bite that's infected?

Get rechecked: Get reevaluated by you primary physician to see if the bite looks severely infected and may need other treatment or if it is looking like a "recluse" type bite needing other care. ...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 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 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