Table of contents:
- How do you treat weeping bug bites?
- How does a bite from a brown recluse spider look?
- What are the stages of a spider bite?
- Should I go to the hospital for a brown recluse bite?
- Should you cover a spider bite?
- Is it OK to put Neosporin on a spider bite?
- Does amoxicillin treat spider bites?
How do you treat weeping bug bites?
To treat a bite or sting:
- Remove the stinger if it's lodged in your skin.
- Wash the affected area.
- Apply an ice pack to reduce pain and swelling.
How does a bite from a brown recluse spider look?
Initially the bite site is mildly red and upon close inspection may reveal fang marks. Within a few hours, the redness gives way to pallor with a red ring surrounding the area, or a "bull's-eye" appearance. The lesion will often appear to flow downhill over the course of many hours.
What are the stages of a spider bite?
Other possible symptoms that may accompany a spider bite include:
- itching or rash.
- pain around the area of the bite.
- muscle pain or cramping.
- blister that's red or purple in color.
- difficulty breathing.
- nausea and vomiting.
Should I go to the hospital for a brown recluse bite?
A brown recluse bite can be serious and may require immediate medical care. Call a doctor if: You have severe symptoms throughout your body. An open sore and necrosis develop.
Should you cover a spider bite?
When you discover a mild spider bite, first wash the area with soap and water to clear away any venom, dirt, or bacteria that could enter your bloodstream through the puncture wound. You may find a cold compress or an ice pack soothing and can apply a bandage to protect the wound.
Is it OK to put Neosporin on a spider bite?
Most of the time, you can use these basic measures to treat a spider bite at home, on your own: A topical antibiotic to help prevent infection. This over-the-counter spray or ointment, such as Bacitracin or Neosporin, contains antibiotics that kill existing bacteria and stop more bacteria from growing around the wound.
Does amoxicillin treat spider bites?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (Augmentin) is the first choice (as for most bite wounds) if the patient is not penicillin-allergic, with azithromycin (Zithromax) as the alternative.
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