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Possible spider bite.

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Possible spider bite.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome,
What is your age and gender?
When was the bite?
Did you see the spider?
What are your symptoms?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didnt feel it, doesn't hurt, just picked at it bout thirty minutes ago. I'm 22, i noticed what I though was 2 small poke holes
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


Spiders usually live in isolated corners, dark and humid places and bite when disturbed. So if this is not the case;; chance of spider bite decreases significantly. Secondly spider bites are exceedingly painful and become red and swollen within minute. If you do not have these symptoms; you may apply over the counter 1% hydrocortisone ointment and take a Benadryl. If these symptoms are present; you may rush to emergency room.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

The treatment of insect bite / spider bite is (done by doctors);

1) Epinephrine shot

2) Topical antihistamines (cream)

3) H1-blocking antihistamines. Claritin-D

4) H2 receptor antagonist; Omeprazole.

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