Non-Poisonous Spider Bites

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Non-Poisonous Spider Bites

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Symptoms of a non-poisonous spider bite may last from a few hours to a few days and are usually mild. Symptoms usually occur at the site of the bite and may include:

  • Swelling.
  • Redness.
  • Pain.
  • Itching.

Home treatment is often all that is needed to prevent infection and relieve symptoms of a bite from a non-poisonous spider.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Sean P. Bush, MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised February 26, 2010

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