What is the best treatment for a nonpoisonous spider bite?
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Initial management steps for nonpoisonous spider bites include thoroughly rinsing the affected area with soap and water, followed by the application of ice to reduce inflammation. Other optional measures include analgesic agents, antihistamines, calamine lotion, zinc oxide, and a tetanus vaccine booster if the patient is not up to date. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(3): 04.