Home Remedies

7 Wonderful Home Remedies For Spider Bites

Spiders are present in almost every house and apart from the fact that they can scare almost every one; spider is one of the dangerous mammal that can cause harm to the human life. Spider bites is one of the most common problems that a lot of people face. Spider bite is not a dangerous thing to happen unless there is any venom present in the spider. Spider bite results in different symptoms like itching, swelling, pain, redness, inflammation which can be followed by pus at the bitten area. Spider bite resembles a mosquito bite only and therefore it becomes very important to take care of the bite and therefore below are some easy and effective home remedies to reduce the symptoms of spider bite and get rid of the problem.

Below Are The 7 Wonderful Home Remedies For Spider Bites:

1. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is a very effective remedy to reduce spider bites.[1] The anti bacterial properties present in lavender oil are very effective in reducing the infection. You should apply lavender oil to the spider bitten area to get relief. Follow this remedy till you get complete relief from the problem.

Lavender Oil

2. Elevate The Bitten Area

If the spider has bitten on your arms or legs then one of the immediate measure that you should take is to elevate the bitten area.[2] Doing this helps in reducing the risk of spreading of infection caused due to the spider bite.

Elevate The Bitten Area

3. Sea Salt

Sea salt is easily available and is very effective as it provides relief from the symptoms of spider bite.[3] Wash the area and apply some sea salt over it and cover the area to get rid of the symptoms. Use regularly to get complete relief from the problem.

Sea Salt

4. Tea Bag

Tea possesses a lot of medicinal properties which are very useful in reducing a number of problems and it is even recommended by experts. You can also use tea to reduce the symptoms of spider bite.[4] The anti bacterial properties of tea are very useful in fighting off the infection and the use of it helps in reducing the pain and inflammation as well. Soak a tea bag and apply it over the bitten area. Alternatively you can also boil tea in water and then apply a cloth soaked in the solution over the area to get relief.

Tea Bag

5. Baking Soda

Baking soda is an another very common kitchen ingredient that possesses a lot of medicinal properties. You can use baking soda to get relief from the symptoms of spider bite.[5] Make a 3 : 1 mixture of baking soda with water. Apply this mixture over the affected area 2 to 3 times in a day to cure the bite. You can also mix baking soda to your bathing water to get effective results.

Baking Soda

6. Ice

Ice is very effective in reducing the problem of swelling that is caused due to spider bite.[6] Wrap some ice cubes in a clean cloth and apply over the bitten area for 15 to 20 minutes. Alternatively you can also apply a cloth soaked in cold water over the bitten area to get relief.


7. Aspirin

If you are bitten by a  spider then it is advisable to first wash the bitten area properly with warm water and then you should apply a paste of aspirin tablet on the bitten area to get relief.[7] Aspirin helps in providing relief from the spider bite and reduces the risk of spread of infection very effectively. You should repeat the remedy 2 -3 times for better results.


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