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can spiders lay eggs when they bite you

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my girlfriend was bit by a psider on her knuckle and it is swollen about a inch all the way around. all of her knuckles look swollen?
is it possible for her to have had a spider lay eggs when it bit her?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Vicky B replied 10 years ago.


No, it is not possible that the spider layed eggs on your girlfriend's knuckle. Spiders lay eggs in sacs that they spin first.

Spider bites can swell up very much. If the swelling doesn't go down soon or gets worse, red or hot, or if the bite is looking like an open sore you need to take your girlfriend to the doctor.