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Swelling and pain with mild headache after a spider bite. What should I do?

I got a spider bite a while ago and I m worried I might die......the spider was brown with a black abdomen . I live in NY if that helps. I think the spider was a baby. Well I do have pain where It bit me and it s swollen but not red. There s a slight pain at times. I don t know if it was ant either because an ant was on me before. But other than that I feel fine. Slight headache . Should I do anything?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jun 2012
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thank you for your query.
There are only few spiders which can cause serious effects if bite,and it shouldnt be found in NY.Also you would have rapid and more serious symptoms. It seems like you have only allergic reaction or local infection and it should heal spontaneously in few days. if you experience dizziness, breathing difficulties or symptoms persist you should visit doctor. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Fri, 31 May 2013
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