Top 10 Home Remedies for Spider Bites
Home remedies for spider bites can be very beneficial as long as the spiders is not highly poisonous (we are not talking about “black widow” case), and you have no spider venom allergies. If you have been bitten by spider you might have noticed those small itchy bumps on skin that might get bigger and more irritating if left untreated. Below there is a list of top 10 home remedies for spider bites we came up with:
1. Baking Soda Paste
Creating a paste from baking soda and water can provide relief from an insect bite rash, and help to draw out any venom that may be in the bite.
Ice is one of the best home remedies for spider bites. This will soothe and cool the burning, itching, and pain.
3. Hydrocortisone Creams
Hydrocortisone creams contain compounds that can help with many insect bites, including fire ant bites and those from spiders. It will reduce any redness and itching you are experiencing.
Antihistamines like Benadryl are frequent home remedies for spider bites, and will stop the histamines from flooding the affected area and causing swelling and pain.
5. Triple Antibiotic Cream
Spider bites often cause infection, and applying a triple antibiotic cream to the wound twice a day can prevent infection, and avoid a visit to the doctor.
6. Elevate the Affected Area
Elevation can be very beneficial if you have an insect bite, and this works even if identifying insect bites as spider related is not possible.
7. Hydrogen Peroxide
Using hydrogen peroxide to clean the spider bite will help disinfect the bite and remove any debris. This can prevent many complications, including infection and scarring.
8. Aspirin Paste
Aspirin is one of the common home remedies for spider bites, but in an unusual way. Crush up the aspirin, make a paste with water, and apply daily to the bite to pull out any venom and infection.
9. Ibuprofen and Tylenol
Spider bites can be painful, but usually over the counter pain medications can help make you comfortable and stop the pain. If these measures do not work and severe pain persists see a physician or dermatologist.
10. Turmeric and Olive Oil
One of the oldest home remedies for spider bites is the combination of olive oil and turmeric, mixed into a thick paste. This mixture will pull out any toxins, soothe the redness and itching, and help stop any pain.