How to Treat Spider Bites at Home
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How to Treat Spider Bites at Home

How to treat spider bites at home. Spider bites are poisonous but not all of them are hazardous to humans. However, a few species of spider, like the black Widow and the brown recluse are venomous and can cause serious health hazards. Black widow and brown recluse bite can cause permanent tissue damage and other health concerns

How to treat spider bites at home.

Spider bites are poisonous but not all of them are hazardous to humans. However, a few species of spider, like the black Widow and the brown recluse are venomous and can cause serious health hazards. Black widow and brown recluse bite can cause permanent tissue damage and other health concerns. It is important to quickly recognize and treat a spider bite for preventing further complications and issues.

Treating Spider Bites

• Identification of the spider would be the first step. Some spider bites require anti-venom and others require through treatment. Identification of the spider could help you choose the appropriate method to follow.

• Doesn’t matter if it is a harmless or venomous spider bite; use soap and water to wash the infected area. Apply some antiseptic solution if available.

• Use cold compresses or ice pack for regular spider bite. If the pain is intolerable use some over the counter pain kill like ibuprofen. Check for any symptoms of allergic reactions, skin rashes, infection or fever. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your local health service provider.

• If bitten by a venomous spider, apply a tight bandage above the bite, if the bite is on the arms or legs, ensuring it doesn’t allow circulation. Tight bandaging cuts the blood flow, preventing the spread of the venom to other parts of the body. If bitten on other parts of the body, cover the area with cold cloth until you can avail proper medical facilities.

• If you identify the spider bite as venomous, seek for medical attention immediately. Venomous spider bites require hospitalization.

Healing time

It can take anywhere from 3 weeks or more for spider bites to heal completely. At the initial stage the wound may not look like it is healing, but if the bite crater is not increasing, it just is the early stage of the healing procedure. Skin blisters and scabs may occur around the bite crater which also is the part of the healing process.

Venomous bites may take over a month to heal, if the condition is not worsening, remain calm. During the healing process, don’t peel off the dead skin as this may worsen the condition and augment the healing time period.

Warnings

Don’t administer aspirin to children; use other OTC drugs, after consulting the pharmacist, for reducing pain and fever.

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