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What do you do for spider bites?

my dd got 2 bites, was told to use salt and baking soda packs...

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kids_r_gr8

Asked by kids_r_gr8 at 2:23 AM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Health

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  • Bump cuz I'd like to know myself!
    mz_erica03

    Answer by mz_erica03 at 2:24 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • If it's itchy, you can use benadryl cream or give her benedryl. Use cold pack/ ice to bring down the swelling. I learned the baking soda pack was for bee stings, but I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't be good for spider bites too. If it seems to get worse she'd need to see a doctor, because a spider bite could cause underlying tissue infection. That's rare though.
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 8:29 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I agree with Kjrn79 I have also used Acetaminophen for pain and camphor for taking the sting out . But old wives tales will tell you to use Baking soda and it really works.
    pumpkindreams

    Answer by pumpkindreams at 9:01 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

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