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Swelling and redness, tightness in forearm. Applied ice. How can the condition be resolved?

my 38 yr old husband was bit by what we thought was a spider just over a week ago... initially it became immediately swollen and red. then his entire fore arm became tight and swollen as well. we iced the area and the swelling seemed to go down. now hes been experirncinng intermitant swelling and itching to the entire area... what can resolve this condition?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Your husband is probably having insect toxic dermatitis with infection.

Tell him to keep hand elevated while sleeping.

Avoid soap bath.

Apply antibiotic cream.

Give him antihistaminics and antibiotics till he fells better.

Steroids may be given in tappering dose for 2 to 3 weeks.

He might be alright.

Still, take him to dermatologist.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Thu, 15 Aug 2013
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