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Got a spider bite on eyelid and noticed swelling. Required treatment?

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i got a spider bite on my eyelid while asleep and it is now day 4 and the swelling is not going down.
Posted Wed, 24 Oct 2012 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
The spider bites are mostly wrongly diagnosed, have you seen the spider biting.
If you are really bitten by a spider, there is no life threatening issue.
Make sure you get immunized for tetanus if you are not so in last 5years.
Some times the spider bite can borne pathogenic bacteria which can lead to infection and may need antibiotics.
As such the bites heal by themselves in 98% cases in variable period.
Please get these investigations and if you like, inform me in a Fresh Query / Follow up Query for further fine tuned opinion
Wish you a great health!
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