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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.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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