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Suggest treatment for spider bites

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Dr. Saumya Mittal


Practicing since :2004

Answered : 2881 Questions

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in General Health
Question: yes my wife was pulling weeds and got bit in both arms buy spiders she said they felt like electric shocks and were hard to remove.
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
need more information

Detailed Answer:
I am Dr Mittal,I have read your message.
I think I can help you.
I would like to know if she has any symptoms persisting?
What types of spiders?
is your area known to have toxic spiders?
Please let me know the information for further information.
Dr Mittal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal 35 minutes later
We don't know. It might have been a deer tick. It felt like an electric shock and was hard to get them off.
The bites really sting and are red and slightly swollen.
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Better to get to a ER

Detailed Answer:
If redness is coming in, and I think there would be pain as well, it's better to go to ER.
It's safer for a dr to see you directly.
All bites have a characterstic look.
A dr will be able to identify it.
So go to a ER.
Best of luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T

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