4th November 2019


What type of antibiotic is used to treat spider bites?

Ulcerating lesions should be cleaned daily and debrided as needed; topical antibiotic ointment (eg, polymyxin/bacitracin/neomycin) may be used. Urticarial lesions can be treated with antihistamines, topical corticosteroids, or both. Necrotic lesions caused by brown recluse spider bites should be cleaned and bandaged.

Beside this, how do you treat spider bites?

For nonvenomous spider bites, follow these steps:
  1. Apply an ice pack on and off for 10 minutes at a time.
  2. Elevate the area to reduce swelling.
  3. Take an antihistamine to help with itching.
  4. Clean the area to prevent infection.
  5. Apply antibiotic ointment to the area if blisters develop.

What can you do for a spider bite?

To take care of a spider bite:
  • Clean the wound. Use mild soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment.
  • Apply a cool compress. Use a cloth dampened with cold water or filled with ice.
  • Take an over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
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