Treatment of a brown recluse spider bite will depend on recommendations made by your healthcare provider. They may ask you to perform the following steps:
- Wash the affected area with soap and water
- Wrap an ice pack in a towel and apply it to the area
- Apply an antibiotic lotion or cream to prevent infection.
- If the bite is on an arm or leg, use the RICE treatment (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
If the bite develops into a boil or ulcer, see a doctor right away.