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How to Treat Insect & Spider Bites

Washing the Bites

As soon as you notice an insect or spider bite, the first thing to do is washing the affected area with clean, cool water and soap. Rinse the affected area under tap water for a few minutes and make sure to dry it properly afterwards. This can help get rid of any bacteria, dirt, or venom. If you do not clean properly, these components may enter the bloodstream through the wound and lead to an infection. [1]