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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

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. ...Read more