Natural Home Remedies for Spider Bite

Usually spider bites are not considered serious. But the venom of some spiders is poisonous and also some may cause allergy. The symptoms of such serious spider bites occur soon after the bite and can be treated if medical attention is given in time. If there is no allergic reaction or venomous spider bites usually heal on their own. But they may cause pain, swelling, itching, redness and other reactions and thus you may need home remedies to treat them. Below are 1o natural home remedies to treat spider bites.

Natural Home Remedies for Spider Bite

Natural Home Remedies for Spider Bite


10 Natural Home Remedies for Spider Bite

1.Dried Holy Basil Leaves

If the spider bite has caused an itch you should try basil leaves. On rubbing dried holy basil leaves on the affected area you will find relief.

Dried Holy Basil Leaves

Dried Holy Basil Leaves


2.Activated Charcoal

This can even treat the spider bite caused due to brown recluse. Apply the paste of activated charcoal on the affected part and you will find ease in the symptoms.

3.Cabbage

Again, it is a powerful home remedy to treat nonvenomous spider bites. Grate a raw cabbage. Apply it to the affected part and bandage. This will remove the toxin and treat the infection.

Cabbage

Cabbage


4.Baking Soda

Mix baking soda in the quantity of water to make a paste. Apply it to the affected part daily for a few days. Being alkaline in the nature, baking soda effectively draws the venom out. This will promote healing and spider bite is cured in just a few days.

5.Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is anti-bacterial and is easily available over the counters. Wash the affected area with it. This will prevent the spread of the infection.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide


6.Turmeric and Olive Oil

Turmeric is a natural analgesic. Also, it is anti-inflammatory and possesses antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Make a paste by mixing turmeric and olive oil. Apply the paste to the spider bite. This will reduce the swelling and redness effectively.

7.Cold Water

As soon as the spider bite happens, wash the affected area with cold water or apply ice pack to the skin. This will provide instant relief by numbing your nerves. It soothes the pain, reduces inflammation and also prevent the spread of the infection.

Cold Water

Cold Water

* do not apply ice directly to the skin or it may cause frost bite.

8.Garlic

The antibiotic property of garlic is found effective in treating spider bites. Crush a pod of garlic. Apply it to the affected part and bandage. Leave it overnight and remove it in the morning.

Garlic

Garlic


9.Salt

Salt is antiseptic. It can remove the toxin. Washing spider bite and applying salt to it has also been found to fasten the healing and treat redness and pain.

10. Margosa Leaves

Crush a few margosa leaves and apply it to the affected part to prevent the spread of the infection.

Margosa Leaves

Margosa Leaves

Spider bites appear as two punctures that are close. They, however, resemble mosquito bites and may or may not ooze pus.
Reminding our readers again that the above mentioned home remedies are not the treatment of venomous or allergic spider bite. So if after spider sting you feel dizzy, shortness of breath, unbearable pain, nausea, vomiting, a headache or other symptoms that seem to be life threatening immediately rush to a hospital.
Spiders, usually do not bite unless they are disturbed. So better avoid poking them. To avoid accidents keep your house clean and wear gloves when working in damp, dark places such as garage and attics. Shake your shoes before wearing them. Instal your houses with tight fitted screened windows and doors to keep the spiders out.

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