How to treat a (suspected) spider bite?
August 21, 2010 10:35 PM Subscribe
So I think I got bitten by a spider two nights ago on my shin. What should I do about it, if anything?
posted by cerebus19 to health & fitness (14 answers total)
is what the bite and nearby area look like, and have since I first noticed it when changing for bed the same night. That is, it hasn't spread since then.
It doesn't hurt at all, but does itch like crazy. I've put OTC hydrocortisone cream on it to ease the itchiness, which helps. Is there anything more I can/should do? Should I go to the doctor about it? Why are the red spots other than the one with the bite mark in it there? Is it possible it was something other than a spider that bit me -- and if so, what?
Yes, I know, YANAD, or if you are YANMD.