Spider Bites Overview
What are spider bites?
A person with a spider bite has an injury to the skin from a spider that may, or may not, contain venom. Spider bites are very common, but death from a spider bite is extremely rare. The most common venomous spider bites in the US are black widow spider bites and brown recluse spider bites.
What are the symptoms of spider bites?
Common symptoms of a spider bite include mild pain, itching and burning around the bite. Additional symptoms may include abdominal pain, headache, muscle aches, excessive sweating, tremor, vomiting, and lymph node swelling.
How does the doctor treat spider bites?
Treatment for a spider bite may include wound care, cold compresses, antibiotics, tetanus vaccination, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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