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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:

  • 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.

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Treating Cuts and Bleeding in Children

Your child is bleeding heavily. The wound is deep. The edges of the wound are gaping. The wound is spurting blood. You can't stop the bleeding after 10 minutes of direct pressure. An object has punctured the skin and is still in the body. The cut involves the eye or the cartilage of the nose or ear.  

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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