A spider is one of the most deadliest insects, but because of its size and its tender-like nature, it easily makes people ignore the fact that a spider bite can be very dangerous and in some scenarios, it can lead someone to an early grave. As a result of this, it is very much necessary that one should know what to do, and what not to do when bitten by a spider.
In this article, I will be enlightening you with some life-saving techniques that you should know of to save your life or even that of a loved one that has been bitten by a spider.
Here are things you should do when someone is suffering from a dangerous spider bite.
1. Clean the wound; cleaning the surface If the wound with mild soap and clean water is the first thing you should do in this kind of situation.
2. Apply antibiotics; After making sure the wind surface is clean, apply an antibiotic ointment three times a day to help prevent infection.
3. Apply a cool compress over the bite for 15 minutes each hour. You can do this by using a clean cloth dampened with water or a cloth that is filled with ice. This will help in reducing the pain and swelling.
4. If the bitten area is Within the lower part of the body, try and lift elevate the affected area if possible.
5. Reach out for a first aid box and get some pain-relieving drugs.
These steps are initial steps that should be taken to sustain one that has been bitten by a dangerous and venomous spider while waiting for the arrival of a doctor.
For persistent pain and muscle spasms, you should call for the attention of a medical doctor for possible prescription of some drugs that could relieve pain, muscle relaxants, or both. Your doctor might also suggest a tetanus shot.
What you should not do
1. If someone is bitten by a spider, don’t delay care. Follow these first-aid steps given above and if you are worried about a spreading reaction, go get the bite looked at.
2. Don’t maintain contact with the spider while trying to figure out what it is. You can get a quick look at the bitten area or picture from a safe distance, this can be helpful but not necessary.
3. Do not scratch or pick at the wound site, you should keep it clean and allow it to heal.
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