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I got bit 10 weeks ago by i think a brown recluse spider. I havent felt well since, head pressure, ear pain, dizziness, brain fog etc. What can i do?

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replied November 4th, 2018
Infectious Diseases Answer A64564
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

In case of a bite the area needs to be examined by a physician The insect should have been isolated or preferably a picture should have been taken to determine the possible specie The area should be cleaned and a tetanus toxoid shot should be administered if there is any ulceration then the lesion should be Cleaned with Povidone and topical antibiotics should be applied If there is any shortness of breath or confusion than a doctor must be consulted to rule out the possibility of anaphylactic shock intravenous steroids may be necessary and severe allergic reactions

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