Spider bites: First aid

The majority of spiders are not poisonous. Therefore, their bites do not cause any damage, so that it is not necessary to treat them. This allows your own body to heal, that is what is best for your good health continues.

To know if you have suffered a spider bite (and not a bite from another insect like a mosquito for example), you need only look in the centre of the mark of the bite.

If you see two small indentations or holes then you most likely have a spider bite.Some people experience some mild symptoms or reactions to spider bites even when the spider is not poisonous.
To calm the nerves and have more knowledge, here are some ways to feel better after you have had a spider bite.

Spider bites treatment

The first thing you must do is to clean the area where you have the spider bite to avoid any infections or other reactions from occurring.
The best way to clean your bite area is with warm water and soap. Then, dry the skin thoroughly and apply an antibiotic ointment.
If you start to experience any swelling around the bite area or itching, it is possible that this experiencing an allergic reaction. You can stop this reaction, taking an antihistamine. If you experience pain in the area of the bite, you can use acetaminophen which is also called Tylenol. Tylenol is effective in reducing the pain and swelling. In addition, adults can use aspirin to reduce the inflammation and the pain.
A great way to reduce the swelling without taking any sort of medication is simply pressing with a cold wet washcloth or bag of ice, the bite area for 20 minutes more or less.
If you are using a bag of ice, make sure to wrap them in a small cotton cloth to keep the bag of ice on your skin. If the spider that has bitten you is still close by, you can easily identify that in fact is not a poisonous spider.
To catch a spider simply take a plastic cup and a small piece of paper. Slowly put the cup on the top of the spider.
Then, keep the plastic cup pressed against the wall or on the floor, and slide the paper underneath the bottom, without lifting the glass up. Then lift the glass, taking care to keep a hand on the sheet of paper to keep the spider inside the plastic cup.
You can also use a glass jar, however these are heavier and sometimes more difficult and time-consuming to put on the top of the spider. If it moves too fast, the spider will run away. By using slow movements you will discover how easy it is to catch the spider in question.
If you have a child who is under six years of age who has been bitten by a spider, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Spider bite Symptoms

*Headache following the bite of a spider
*You have a fever
*Begins to experience muscle aches and
*You have nausea
*Your skin around the bite area is discolored
Here are some spiders that could cause you some additional symptoms if they bite:

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Black Widow
These spiders are small and black, easily identified by a red mark in the shape of a hourglass on the back.
The symptoms of the bite of a black widow spider are pain and swelling of the area of the bite, headache, dizziness, weakness, tremors, anxiety, sweating, nausea, tearing, muscle cramps and even paralysis immediate.
If you believe you have been bitten by a black widow, you should administer first aid as indicated above and get in touch with a doctor immediately for further treatment.
Brown recluse spider brown
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This is a spider very small, of brown color. You can recognize this spider easily because it has a mark in the shape of a violin on its back.
This spider stays in hiding and prefers small spaces, dark and dry.
The evidence of the bite of a recluse spider brown are:
*Pain delayed
*Itching delayed
*Burns delayed and redness around the bite area
*Fever
*Headache
*Pains and muscle discomfort
*Nausea and / or vomiting
The bite of a brown recluse spider is slowly become an “eye” marking on your skin and develop a blister black.
If you experience the bite of a brown recluse spider, you must raise the part of your body that has the bite and contact your doctor immediately .

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