Organic and all-natural at-home care for spider bites
Spider bites can be a scary thing to wake up to, and often, it’s in our sleep that spiders attack, when we’re our most vulnerable and unable to detect them. Sometimes, people may immediately think they need the care of a doctor to help with a spider bite, but as a general rule, unless the spider is highly poisonous or you are allergic to spider bites, at-home remedies will suffice.
For those in search of the best at-home remedies for spider bites, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite and most trusted cures that offer the best results.
Consider essential oils
There are a host of essential oils that can be helpful with spider bites.
1. Lavender oil can be used to reduce spider bite swelling and pain associated with the venom beneath the skin.
2. Bergamot can help to stave off the nerve pain associated with a spider bite.
3. Chamomile can help reduce inflammation, irritation, and pain in and around the bite.
4. Rose oil can help to relax the muscle tissue around spider bites while also working well with the other above listed oils to stop pain and swelling.
Ice and elevation
It’s often overlooked because it’s so simple, but elevation and applying ice are two terrific at-home remedies that require no other OTC medicines. And, when combined with essential oil, can ease pain, swelling, and redness around the spider bite and the surrounding area.
Aloe vera gel and OTC antihistamines
While you may not necessarily consider Benadryl or other related medications natural remedies, they are easy to obtain, cheap, and not at all hard on the human body, including children as young as three.
In addition, the use of an all-natural aloe vera gel can really work to reduce swelling while also reducing redness, irritation, and pain associated with the spider bite.
What’s more, aloe vera gel is inexpensive, easy to find, and with its many other uses, is a great thing to keep on-hand in the home at all times.
When to seek medical attention
No matter how badly you want to heal at home on your own, if you have been bitten by one of the following spiders, don’t delay in getting urgent medical care:
- Brown recluse spider
- Black widow spider
- Hobo spider
- Wolf spider
- Yellow sac spider
- Brazilian wandering spider
- Redback spider
- Funnel-web spider