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Can Erythromycin be applied for spider bites?

My son seems to have a spider bite on his cheeck. I read on a website that at times they prescribe antibiotic ointment for spiderbites. I have Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment that they prescribed a few weeks ago for pink eye. Would it be dangerous to apply this ointment to his bite?
Mon, 2 Nov 2020
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

You can apply it without any problem, it does not have any side effect.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Can Erythromycin be applied for spider bites?

Hi, You can apply it without any problem, it does not have any side effect. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon