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    How To Treat Spider Bites

    Articlepet health guidesTuesday 18 June 2013
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    Spiders can make amazing pets but lose your concentration or get on the wrong side of them then a spider bite can not only be dangerous but also deadly depending on the spiders you keep. Even though spider bites are often itchy and painful, most are not serious and they can be treated at home.
     
    If you are in the UK then there is little to worry about as spiders in the country and by and large very safe. 
    • First of all we need to determine whether or not the bite is serious; if you are having trouble breathing, feel tightening in the throat and you cannot swallow, feel fait or sweating a lot then these are signs of an allergic reaction. You should contact the emergency services immediately and seek advice from them.
    • You should next try to identify the spider. This can give you some idea to how serious the bite is plus give you specific information on how to treat the bite and how it will develop. There should be a lot of spider guides on the Internet where you can identify the spider and also research it. This can be useful if you need to speak to the emergency services. By telling them, then they can prepare how to treat you. If possible, try to keep the spider to give to them. Do not worry if you are not able to identify it though.
    • Take a look at the bite area. Usually this is a little raised, red and painful or itchy. If it looks infected then you should seek professional medical help. Also seek medical help if you notice swelling in your eyes, lips or genitals. Also if you are vomiting or have nausea.
    • Elevate the area where you were bitten slightly to stop the flow of venom. You can also apply a warm cloth or tissue to increase blood flow and reduce blood pressure. You can also take a small aspirin to relieve the main.
    • Keep checking and monitoring the bite but whatever you do, do not irritate it as this can cause problems. If nothing improves or gets worse then you should contact the medical services.
    Source: Wikihow
     
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