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Got bit by a spider? 5 expert-approved home remedies for spider bites

Spider bites can turn dangerous if left unattended. Here are some expert recommended home remedies to deal with spider bites.
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Got bit by a spider? 5 expert-approved home remedies for spider bites. Image Courtesy: Pexels
Dr Chanchal Sharma Published: 8 Dec 2022, 18:00 pm IST
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A spider will occasionally build a web in each of our houses. While lying down, a spider frequently climbs on the head, legs, or hands. Even if a little spider does not appear to be dangerous, watery granules form if it bites you or the liquid it exudes gets on your skin. Furthermore, these rashes can cause pain and damage to the skin. This may require medical attention. However, there are some home remedies for spider bite that can be done at home, as per Ayurveda.

Spider bites can cause infection

The infection takes a week to go away when the spider bites or wanders on the body and leaves fluid behind. However, if a harmful spider bites you, your body will exhibit a number of symptoms. After a spider bite, symptoms may appear 30 minutes to 2 hours later. Here are the symptoms of a spider bite:

  • Some people have itchy skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness and rashes
  • Discomfort or numbness
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Fever in some people
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Home remedies to get rid of spider bites! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Symptoms of a deadly spider bite

These are some of the signs of a dangerous spider bite, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Deafness
  • Blindness
  • Fever and chills
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A red or purple stain on the bite site
  • Headache
  • Muscle ache
  • Restlessness

Home remedies for spider bites

If the spider bite does not go away on its own, you can seek Ayurvedic treatment to assist you to get rid of the problem. If you discover that you have been bitten by a spider in this situation, you can use the Ayurvedic therapies listed below:

1. Turmeric

Turmeric is a remedy that can help with a variety of issues. Turmeric can be used to treat wounds and insect bites. Apply a paste of one teaspoon of turmeric and olive oil on a spider bite. After an hour, apply it to the affected region. Do this multiple times a day, and the results will come to you automatically.

2. Potato

Potatoes are an excellent treatment for spider bites. If a spider bite generates a burning sensation, immediately cut a potato and put it on the injured region.
This immediately helps to minimise swelling and pain. Repeat this practice two to three times a day by leaving the potato on the affected area for a few hours.

3. Salt

Salt can also be used to treat bug bites. Salt contains many characteristics which aid in wound healing. Apply salt to the injured region and cover it with a bandage. This relieves your discomfort and swelling.

4. Aloe Vera gel

Aloe Vera has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, making it a great spider bite treatment. It alleviates pain and swelling at the bite site.
Massage the afflicted region with aloe vera gel for a few minutes. After a while, wash it with water, and repeat it two to three times a day.

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How to use aloe vera gel for spider bites. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Garlic Paste

Garlic contains antioxidant capabilities that aid in the removal of a variety of issues. To create this, grind three to four garlic cloves into a paste. Apply it on the spider bite and wrap it in a bandage overnight. Remove the bandage and wash it in the morning.

By doing so, the burning feeling, swelling, and redness will subside by morning. Do this remedy for at least a week to get results.

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Dr Chanchal Sharma, Ayurvedic expert and director of Aasha Ayurveda. ...Read More

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