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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

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ikram Farooqi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

It depends on the spider type and where you live.
(different spiders in different areas)go to a wound clinic if it is not gone in 4 weeks total.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the spider type and where you live.
(different spiders in different areas)go to a wound clinic if it is not gone in 4 weeks total.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Damage + infection

The venom from the bite will cause cells within the tissue to rupture and die within the area of the bite.
This will cause the body’s defensive mechanism to turn on, and cause inflammation and pain at the sight. The other cause could be infection. Use polymem pink dressing with k-tape. With polymem no need to wash wound - very good for inflammatory wound. K-tape you can get from sports authority.

In brief: Damage + infection

The venom from the bite will cause cells within the tissue to rupture and die within the area of the bite.
This will cause the body’s defensive mechanism to turn on, and cause inflammation and pain at the sight. The other cause could be infection. Use polymem pink dressing with k-tape. With polymem no need to wash wound - very good for inflammatory wound. K-tape you can get from sports authority.
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