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Doctor insights on: What To Take For A Spider Bite

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What antibiotic should I take for infected spider bite?

What antibiotic should I take for infected spider bite?

I don't advocate: Self care if the lesion is infected. Please have it medically assessed. ...Read more

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What do I need to take care of spider bite?

Wash affected area: Cold pack placed in affected area for pain management.
Keep area elevated. Identify the type of spider. Seek an urgent consult if severe redness, swelling, pus, severe muscle pain, flu like symptoms or sweating. ...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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How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and 2 visits to the dr and an emergency room visit and it's not getting bette

How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and 2 visits to the dr and an emergency room visit and it's not getting bette

Variable: Spider bites vary from one species to another. Some spider bites may be a small red bump that resolves in a few days. Sometimes, a staph infection may develop, and this can be severe, requiring antibiotics and surgical debridement. Spiders which cause tissue necrosis (black widow, brown recluse) may also require surgical debridement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a spider bite to open up? My boyfriend has a lump on his upper arm that he believes is a spider bite and I was curious

How long does it take for a spider bite to open up? My boyfriend has a lump on his upper arm that he believes is a spider bite and I was curious

24hours: It could progress very quickly. If a brown recluse spider bite it can turn black. Many times bites will turn red and just itch for a while. You could also get cellulitis or impetigo after a bite both bacterial infections of the skin. ...Read more

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How to take care of a spider bite?

How to take care of a spider bite?

Spider Bites: 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.
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How long does it take a spider bite to swell?

How long does it take a spider bite to swell?

Spider bites: Spider bites can cause localized swelling and inflammation within minutes. ...Read more

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How long does it take a spider bite to go down?

Depends: On the severity of the bite and the subsequent infection. Check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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How much time dose it take a spider bite to swell?

How much time dose it take a spider bite to swell?

Reactions are: Variable depending on the species fo spider. ...Read more

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How long do spider bites take to go away?

1-3 weeks...: As long as they do not get infected. Also depends on what type of spider. Either way, keep very clean, don't scratch, and if gets larger, redder, hot or pus-filled, get treated immediately. ...Read more

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Why do spider bites take so long to heal?

Normal healing rate: 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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How long does it take for spider bites to heal?

How long does it take for spider bites to heal?

Very Variable.: It depends on the type of spider, if it has toxic venom, degree of envenomation, treatment and other factors. ...Read more

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What would doctors do to take care of a spider bite?

Information: If the bite is from a non venemous spider, it should takd about three weeks. If the spider is venemous, it depends on the degree of envenomation of the tissue. If the bite develops a dark black center, it may reqire surgery to remove it and alow healing to occur. Spider venom can stay in the tissue a long time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bump from spider bite to go away?

Nearly all bumps are: The brown recluse spider is not found in pennsylvania. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you, then took it to an arachnologist for identification, assume it was not a spider bite. Spiders are plentiful everywhere but are completely harmless. Spider bites are rare, very painful, cause ulceration. If you have a "bump" it is something else. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an infected spider bite to heal?

Spider bites: Spider bites are actually very rare in the usa. Unless you actually saw the spider and felt it bite you this may well be an MRSA skin lesion (boil) and that may require a trip to your doctor. You can apply moist heat for 15 minutes every 2 hours and see if it comes to a head, ruptures and drains, but it may still require antibiotics. Go soon and get better. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of a spider bite?

Spider bite: If not caused by a brown recluse bite or by a black widow spider, the risk from a typical spider bite is mostly for infection. Clean the site with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. See a doctor for increasing redness or swelling. ...Read more

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How long does it take the swelling go away from a spider bite on your face?

How long does it take the swelling go away from a spider bite on your face?

See below: Generally speaking, local reactions (redness, swelling, warmth, itch or no itch) to insect bites, including most spiders, maximize at about 72 hours after the bite and then should recede and improve. If it is not improving or worsening and becoming painful, oozing or red streaking is seen going away from the wound toward the center of the body, seek medical care for a possible infection. ...Read more

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Other than a spider bite, what leaves deep, tender, hard to heal, tough scab, that takes weeks/months to heal?

Other than a spider bite, what leaves deep, tender, hard to heal, tough scab, that takes weeks/months to heal?

Non healing ulcer: Non healing ulcer may be from certain specific skin conditions, underlying diabetes, poor circulation and underlying skin cancer and many more. These are some common things to think of first in the differential. ...Read more

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Dr. Put me on antibiotics for my swollen lymphnodes he thinks a spider bite me, how long does it take for my nodes to go down, before im concerned?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Should I take my husband to Urgent Care for what appears to be a spider bite on the bottom of his foot?

Should I take my husband to Urgent Care for what appears to be a spider bite on the bottom of his foot?

Spider bite: Yes. It may or may not be a bite e.g. It could be an infection of staph bacteria like MERS or other. He needs medical attention to make diagnosis and prescribe treatment ...Read more

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Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?

Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?

See your doc: Some spider bites can cause significant tissue damage (necrosis) and possible secondary infections, thus you should have this evaluated by your doc for possible treatments. Since it is on your face, I would not wait too long.
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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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I think my daughter has a spider bite, It's red & hard! When I touched it I can feel the heat from it. Should I take her to the ER or wait to see dr?

Insect bite: A spider bite is the most irritating to the skin. The saliva from the spider causes redness, swelling and induration (hard lump) under skin. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 to 6 hours will help with reaction. Putting in a cool compress over spider bite for 10 minutes every hour while awake will help. Antibiotic ointment. if redness is getting larger or she has a fever, take her to ER or appt. Dr's office. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in NY. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you know it is something else. There are hundreds of different causes for a rash on your leg. Does it itch? How long? Best result will be obtained by a trip to a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Doc gave me Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a large spider bite? 8" round. I am very allergic to many antibiotics and afraid to take it. How dangerous is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Has been used for decades but there are people who are allergic. No one knows if you are one of them. Here is my question, why didn't you discuss this at the time with your prescribing physician? Personally, I'd be more concerned about my 8 " spider bite. ...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