2nd October 2019

mayoclinic
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How do you get rid of a spider bite?

For most people with spider bites, including black widow and brown recluse spider bites, the following treatment measures are all that's required:
  1. Clean the bite with mild soap and water.
  2. Apply a cool compress to the bite.
  3. If the bite is on an arm or leg, elevate it.
  4. Take over-the-counter medications as needed.

Correspondingly, what can I do for a spider bite at home?

How to treat a spider bite at home
  • Apply an ice pack on and off for 10 minutes at a time.
  • Elevate the area to reduce swelling.
  • Take an antihistamine to help with itching.
  • Clean the area to prevent infection.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment to the area if blisters develop.
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