Nonpoisonous Spider Bites

Topic Overview

Symptoms of a nonpoisonous spider bite may last from a few hours to a few days and are usually mild. Symptoms usually occur at the site of the bite and may include:

  • Swelling.
  • Redness.
  • Pain.
  • Itching.

Home treatment is often all that is needed to prevent infection and relieve symptoms of a bite from a nonpoisonous spider.

Credits

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised July 8, 2013

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