Most spider bites are not lethal to adults, but they can cause a certain amount of pain or discomfort. Infants, elderly people, and people with allergies may experience more serious side effects from spider bites. The two most poisonous spiders are the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. Less than 5% of bites by these spiders are fatal, but it is best to see a doctor if you think you have been bitten by one.
· Black widow bites should be treated like a snake bite.
· In non poisonous spider bites your doctor may give you calcium gluconate and an anti-anxiety medication for muscle spasms.
· Keep your tetanus immunization current.
· Scorpion bites in the southwestern USA need emergency attention.
· To ease the wound you may need hydrocortisone or calamine lotion.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
Yellow Dock and Dandelion
Purposes: Relieves itchy skin.
Flaxseed and Fenugreek and slippery elm bark
Purposes: Helping with inflammation.
Dosage: Mixed together
Purposes: Helps with inflammation.
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.
Purposes: Enhances the immune system.
Dosage: Tea or capsule form
Purposes: Eases muscle pain.
Purposes: Cleanses the blood stream.
Dosage: Take 2 capsules every hour until symptoms are gone or drink a cup of yellow dock tea
· Apply essential oils to the affected area such as lemon oil, basil, cinnamon, sage, savory, lavender, and thyme for their antitoxic properties.
· If you can not get medical attention right away encourage bleeding by suction.
· If you have been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider see a doctor immediately. To ease pain by a black widow bite use a cold pack, but do not use a cold pack if you have been bitten by a brown recluse spider.
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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