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Doctors recommend surprising treatment for spider bite

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Spider bites are on the rise and doctors say they are seeing more cases surrounding one type of spider.

Doctors say they’re seeing a rise in patients with brown recluse spider bites.

Although, the bite is poisonous, experts say the best course of action is to do nothing at all.

Ointments and antibiotics should not be applied to a brown recluse spider bite and ice is recommended for pain rather than strong painkillers.

If a child under the age of 12 is bitten, they should have a urine test to be sure their red blood cells are not breaking down.

The brown recluse spider has a violin-shaped marking on its back.

Most are a light brown color but can be cream, dark brown or even dark gray.