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What needs to be done for a recluse spider bite?

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What needs to be done for a brown recluse spider bite?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like your husband got a spider bit on him?

angry and itchy can be a sign of an infection.

he really should see a doctor to look at the wound

it may be infected and he may need a course of antibiotics.

that is good you have been cleaning it out with soap and water

you should be putting neosporin on it and putting a clean dressing or blandaid on it.

you can then use a cold or cool compress like an ice pack placed in the fridge or freezer wrapped in a towel on it to help decrease pain and swelling.

that is good he is using antibiotic cream on the area.

do you want to upload a clear jpg photo of the area on this website so I can see the area?

let me know if you have other questions.