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15 Home Remedies for Brown Recluse Bite

Spider bites may not be fun, but luckily they are usually harmless. Some spider bites may need medical attention if symptoms worsen, but most of them do not. Getting bitten by a brown recluse may seem scary, but there are home remedies for brown recluse bite out there that can help you treat the bite from the comfort of your own home.

This article intends to help you save money at the doctor’s office by providing you with home remedies for brown recluse bite. We will give you a list of the ingredients you need, their benefits and how to use each remedy as well.

1. Ice Pack

The first thing that you will want to do when you get bitten by a spider is to apply an ice pack. But first, you always want to clean the wound with warm water and mild soap. The cold temperature will help numb the nerves around the bite. It will then stop the itching and pain sensation.

This could also reduce the swelling. Ice packs are something that anyone can do with the ice they already have, making it a cheap and simple brown recluse home remedy.

Necessary Items

  • Ice cubes
  • Thin hand towel

Directions

  • Wrap the ice cubes in the thin hand towel.
  • Place it on the bitten area for 10-minute intervals of time.
  • Repeat as needed during the next 24 hours.
  • You can also run the bitten area under cool water for a similar effect.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is perfect as an antibacterial. The properties that this substance boasts can reduce the swelling and remove the infection. This can often be purchased in grocery stores and drug stores. For this reason, it is cheap and easy to find in any location, making it a great alternative to heading to the doctor.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Hold the infected area over a tub or a sink.
  • Pour a little bit of hydrogen peroxide on the bite.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Wipe off any excess with a soft rag.
  • Keep the wound dry after washing it.

3. Onion

An onion is known for drawing out infection and bacteria in a spider bite. Because of this, using onion juice on a bitten area can help reduce the inflammation and rid the body of the infection in a spider bite. Most people have onions at home, and if you don’t, they are cheap to buy.

slices of onion
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Necessary Items

  • One onion

Directions

  • Peel the onion.
  • Slice up a few pieces. You want them to be large enough to cover the bite.
  • Place the pulp against the bite.
  • Hold it there for half an hour.
  • Rinse the bite afterwards and keep it dry.

4. Aspirin

Aspirin lets you heal the smaller symptoms of spider bites. Instead of ingesting it–even though you can indeed do that–you will want to crush it up with a mortar and pestle. After turning it into a fine powder, you can take advantage of its pain relieving and inflammation reducing properties.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Using a mortar and pestle, you will want to crush up the aspirin into a fine powder.
  • Once it is sufficiently cut up, you can then apply it to the spider bite. This will help relieve the pain of the bite a lot sooner than ingesting aspirin would.

5. Aloe Vera 

Aloe vera is especially beneficial when it comes to soothing irritated skin in general, such as sunburns. This makes it excellent for dealing with pain and itchiness caused by a spider bite. It can reduce the redness around the spider bite while also providing an instant relief effect in the form of soothing red skin. Use it out of a store-bought bottle or directly from a plant.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Either expel some liquid from the aloe vera into the hand or cut off a piece of the aloe vera plant.
  • Clean off the wound with mild soap and water.
  • Apply the aloe vera to the bite.

6. Lemon and Garlic Juice

Lemon and Garlic Juice are great for a home remedy due to their sheer availability and potency. Lemon juice dries out the spider bite to help keep moisture and infection out. Then, the garlic juice helps heal it using its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Necessary Items

  • Lemon
  • Garlic Juice

Directions

  • Create garlic juice by pureeing a garlic clove.
  • Strain the pureed garlic juice using a wax cloth or strainer.
  • Lemon juice can be extracted by squeezing the lemon through a manual juicer.
  • Combine the two.
  • Apply it topically, directly onto the spider bite to relieve the pain and inflammation right away.

7. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a pretty common household item and that makes it a cheap way to treat a spider bite from home. Lemon juice works by drying out the spider bite. This will help to remove the moisture, infection redness and the inflammation, helping to relieve the symptoms of the bite right away.

Necessary Items

  • Lemon
  • Manual juice strainer

Directions

  • Lemon juice can be extracted by squeezing the lemon through a manual juicer.
  • Extract the lemon juice with no pulp and put it in a container.
  • Apply it topically, directly onto the spider bite to relieve the pain and inflammation right away.

8. Peppermint Leaves

Peppermint is often used as a pain reliever. It is a great anti-inflammatory.

As a Tea

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Pour water over the peppermint leaves.
  • Steep it for 10-15 minutes to make a tea.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily.

As an Oil 

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Mix the peppermint essential oil with vegetable or olive oil. The oil will carry the oil into the skin.
  • Dab the essential oils onto the bite. The peppermint essential oil can get rid of the swelling and pain.

9. Basil

Basil is an anti-inflammatory and an antibacterial plant. You are able to use it to reduce the pain and swelling while keeping away bacteria.

green basil leaves
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As a Tea

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Boil water.
  • Place the basil leaves into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Cover the basil leaves with water.
  • Steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to two times daily.

As an Oil

Necessary Items

 

Directions

  • Mix the Basil essential oil with the vegetable or olive. The oil will help get the oil into the skin.
  • Dab the essential oils onto the affected area. The Basil essential oil will work to relieve the pain and swelling that comes with the infection.

10. Salt

Salt is a natural pain reducer and disinfectant. This is especially true if you are using sea salt. This antimicrobial salt is simple to use with water. Salt is a common household object which means that it is virtually free to use.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Add a tablespoon of sea or table salt to warm water.
  • Soak your bite in the solution. Try to do this up to two to four times a day if possible.
  • Remember to keep the affected area clean and dry after you clean it. Be mindful not to get it in your eyes.

11. Potatoes 

A raw potato has the ability to slowly lessen the size and the redness of the spider over time. The potato, when it is raw, can draw out the infection and make the redness and infection go down. 

Necessary Items

  • One potato

Directions

  • Clean the wound.
  • Cut off a large portion of the potato.
  • Use medical or scotch tape and secure the potato to the bite. You want to be sure that the “guts” of the potato is what is touching the bite.
  • Repeat this step once every 12 hours or so.
  • Continue this process for one week until the bite has gone down.

12. Cabbage

Cabbage is great at fighting off a number of spider bite symptoms. This includes the pain and swelling. Cabbage is likely already in your kitchen and if not, a head of cabbage is cheap to buy. This makes it a cheap choice for a spider bite home remedy.

green cabbage layers
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Necessary Items

  • Cabbage

Directions

  • Clean the wound.
  • Cut off a big section of the cabbage and shred it.
  • Use medical or scotch tape and secure the cabbage to the bite. You want to make sure that the “guts” of the cabbage are what is pressed onto the bite.
  • Repeat this step once every 12 hours.
  • Continue this process for one week. You can also keep it up for longer until the bite has gone down.

13. Baking Soda

Baking soda is able to help treat a spider bite and is one of the most cost-effective treatments. It is a rather common household item that you can use to make a paste. This paste is great for treating a bite since it neutralizes the wound, helping to take away the stinging pain and redness.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Make a paste by combining baking soda and water. You want it to be three parts baking soda to one part water.
  • Apply the paste directly to the bite.

14. Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal has been known to be effective in the process of drawing out toxins wherever it is placed. It can be used both as a consumable and as a topical solution, but for a bite, you will want to use it on the skin. You are able to make a paste out of activated charcoal and water in order to apply it topically.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Make a paste by combining Activated charcoal and water. Aim for it to be three parts activated charcoal to one part water.
  • Cleanse the bite with warm water and mild soap.
  • Apply the paste directly to the bite.

15. Olive Oil and Turmeric

Turmeric is popular as an anti-inflammatory that is able to reduce the pain and swelling that comes with a spider bite. Turmeric also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties to help keep the wound clean. The olive oil works as a carrier oil to get the turmeric onto the bite.

bottle of olive oil and black olives
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Necessary Items

Directions

  • Mix one tablespoon of turmeric into a half cup of olive oil.
  • Wash the bite with warm water and mild soap.
  • Apply the oil mixture to the bite.
  • Dry the bite after it sits for a minute. Be sure to keep it dry and clean.

Conclusion

A brown recluse bite is something that you may end up going through at some point in your life. It is always good to be prepared. While they can be painful, they can often be treated at home.

Have you used any of these home remedies for brown recluse bite that are found above? Do you have any of your own that have worked for you before? Tell us about them in the comments section below.

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