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Bitten by a spider on hand, causing occasional itching and pain, taken antibiotics. Solution?

I have been bitten by a spider on my hand about 5 days ago two days after I was bitten the pain in my hand increased so I went to a pharmacist he told me it was a spider bite and gave me antibiotics but since then there hasn t been any improvement my hand itches occasionally and I get pains on my tummy and hands it now traveled down to my legs and my veins by my neck is paining , is this normal or should I be worried and visit a doctor ?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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The spider bite do not need any antibiotics as it do not secrets or release any bacteria. The bite causes hypersensitivity reaction or in simple words it causes allergic reaction which responds to antiallergics. Initially a single IV shot is enough but as it has been 5 days so you need to use them orally for atleast 1 week.

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