Got a spider bite? Most of the time no need to panic

July 29, 2014 9:00 PM

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Got a spider bite? Most of the time no need to panic

NASHVILLE — An increase in spider-bite patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center here has created some concern — but not about an influx of brown recluse spiders in garages, attics or bathroom cabinets.

The problem is people using home remedies to try to reduce the swelling and the pain, said Dr. Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center and a Vanderbilt professor.

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