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My husband was bitten by a spider. we think. He went to the

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my husband was bitten by a spider. we think. He went to the Dr, and was given amoxicillin but the swelling has not gone down and he's still in a lot of pain is there anything else we should do?
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: since yesterday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: he is being treated with kemo for cancer
Submitted: 30 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 30 days ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

That is concerning.

There may be abscess formation due to the pus collection.

Secondly, there can be antibiotic resistance --meaning amoxicillin is not good enough for the infection.

Given these two possibilities and your husband being treated for cancer, it is better to get this checked soon preferably in ER.

Applying ice and over the counter ibuprofen may help with pain and inflammation.
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