Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bitten by a Spider Treatment

Treatment for a spider bite depends on the type of bite. Treatment may include wound care, cold compresses, antibiotics, tetanus vaccination, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Specific treatment for a spider bite may include:

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Bitten by a Spider Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a spider bite:

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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