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13 Dec 2004

Spider bites
How does one best treat a spider-bite? I have two which have developed black centres (3-4mm diameters) - one below my nipple and the other below my navel. Will these wound heal without special treatment?
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Syd, you have to make sure that no secondary infection develops by applying an antibacterial ointment like Bactroban® or Fucidin®. If the area around the wound becomes red an hot the best would be to see your doctor. Good luck.
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