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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I have a question.
Doctor :  
User :   I woke up this morning with a burn-like mark on my fore-arm. And i think it might be a spider bight, but i'm not too sure.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
what are ur symptoms?
User :   well, last night i had a little fever, chills, and a head-ache.
Doctor :  
after the bite or before?
User :   Not sure. I just noticed it this morning, but the symptoms occured around 2 am last night.
Doctor :  
any itching sensation ?
User :   No, no itching or burning.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
redness or pain at the site of the bite?/
User :   Very red. It looks like a burn or whelp. No pain though.
Doctor :  
swelling at the site of bite?
User :   yes,
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
let us assume it as some insect bite
Doctor :  
here are some general tips to follow
Doctor :  
Wash the site of the spider bite well with soap and water.
Doctor :   Apply a cool compress or ice pack over the spider bite location.
Doctor :   take tab tylenol two times a day to relieve the pain

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