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What To Take For A Spider Bite
I don't advocate: Self care if the lesion is infected. Please have it medically assessed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
Reactions are: Variable depending on the species fo spider. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the specific type of spider that caused the bite. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Other than a spider bite, what leaves deep, tender, hard to heal, tough scab, that takes weeks/months to heal?
I take pain management meds and have been getting reoccurring brown az brown recluse spider bites can they be addicted to my blood?
No: Never heard of such a thingGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Should I take my husband to Urgent Care for what appears to be a spider bite on the bottom of his foot?
Have what appears to be a large spider bite on lower jaw. What can I do to reduce swelling and take care of it?
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
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
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
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