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Getting common spider bite every spring lately. How to treat them if it gets infected ?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: Go 2 doc/ antibiotic

A spider bite can cause a large amount of redness and swelling, and since the bite causes a break in the skin barrier, it could leave exposure to strep or staph or skin organism to get onto the soft tissues causing infection (cellulitis).
So first keep area very clean, do not scratch, take antibiotic exactly as prescribed, mand follow-up making certain it is completely treated.

In brief: Go 2 doc/ antibiotic

A spider bite can cause a large amount of redness and swelling, and since the bite causes a break in the skin barrier, it could leave exposure to strep or staph or skin organism to get onto the soft tissues causing infection (cellulitis).
So first keep area very clean, do not scratch, take antibiotic exactly as prescribed, mand follow-up making certain it is completely treated.
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