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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:

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

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    Last Updated: July 08, 2013
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