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Home remedies for spider bites can help extract venom, reduce swelling, and ease pain and itching.

Make a paste with charcoal and water. You can find charcoal capsules at health food stores. Empty the contents and add a little water. Apply the
paste to the spider bite. This will extract venom.

If you don't have charcoal, make a paste with baking soda and water. This will extract venom and help reduce swelling.

Potatoes are also said to draw out venom. Slice a potato and place it over the spider bite.

Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and soothe pain.

Rub a pinch of crushed basil over the spider bite until the consistency of the basil turns into a fine sand. This will decrease swelling and ease
the itch.

To help relieve pain, make a paste with turmeric and olive oil and apply.

Cut off a piece of garlic or onion, place it over the spider bite, and secure it with tape. Both are great home remedies for spider bites because they help relieve symptoms and speed up recovery time.

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Baking soda and water compress.
lavender essential oil

Mix a dilution of 5 percent tea tree oil with aloe vera gel. This mixture will soothe bug bites and rashes, and will also help prevent infection.

• Dampen a Tums or Rolaids tablet and rub it on an insect bite or sting.

• Rub a paste made from commercial meat tenderizer and a little bit of water on a bite. This neutralizes the poison in just a few minutes.

• Apply fresh crushed parsley directly to an insect bit to neutralize the poison and stop the pain.

• Apply a paste of table salt mixed with water to the bite.

• A fresh cut onion quickly applied to a sting will prevent swelling and redness, and will stop the pain.

• Regular flavored toothpaste, when applied to an insect bite (especially fire ant bites) will immediately relieve itching.

Rub the bite with soap.
Apply an ice pack to the bite.
Mix baking soda with enough water to make a paste and apply to the
Apply lavender and tea tree oils with a swab.

Garlic, aloe vera, neem fruit juice, lime or lemon juice, medicated gold bond, bananas, Epsom salt paste, apple cider vinegar,

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Strong tea mixed with rubbing alcohol


Vinegar (apply directly to bite or take a hot bath with 2 cups of vinegar in the water)


Underarm deodorant (solid or roll-on) – apply directly to bite area

Rubbing Alcohol



Tea: Use a hot tea bag or a cotton ball soaked in hot tea to dab on bite area

Tea Tree Oil
Lavender Oil
Witch Hazel (astringent)
Cedar Oil

Arnica gel
dishwashing soap


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