Spider bite

Overview

A spider bite is an injury caused by venom from a spider's bite. In the U.S., only black widows and brown recluse spider bites are a threat. These spiders generally live in undisturbed areas, such as attics or sheds, and don't bite unless threatened.

Treatments

Treatment usually includes cleaning the bite, applying ice, and watching for infection.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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