Spider Bites (Natural ramedies)

Treatment for Nonvenomous Bites

Fortunately, most spider bites heal on their own without the need for medical intervention. First, move away from the spider while staying as calm as you can. 

Home Remedies

To care for a nonvenomous spider bite at home, start by cleaning the area with soap and water. Clean the skin surrounding the bite as well. If the bite is painful or itchy, apply an ice pack or a cold, damp washcloth. 

You may need to take over-the-counter pain medication if the bite is sore. Antihistamine medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may decrease itching and swelling. 

Medical Treatment

If your symptoms do not improve or start to worsen with home remedies, contact your healthcare provider. There is a risk of infection with any insect bite. Seek medical care if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Increased pain or swelling
  • Warmth around the bite
  • Pus drainage
  • Fever 
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills 

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