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Bitten By An Australian White-Tailed Spider


Author: Jennifer O.
Date: 12-06-2014
Views: 1,836
Word Count: 182
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10317-OR
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I was bitten by a white-tailed spider (a.k.a. white-tail spider or white-tipped spider), and after four days the area appeared to be ulcerating.

I read that Basil essential oil may help to stimulate a natural release of the venom; so I started to apply that, and immediately the area started to weep. I also applied Thieves essential oil blend around the bite area just as a safeguard against any possible germs that might try spreading.

Additionally I used Lavender essential oil to curb the burning sensation and the terrible itch. I was also ingesting 4 drops of Tangerine essential oil daily, as I had read that it could be good for calming any reaction mounted by my body in response to the spider bite.

In a little over a week, the whole area had completely returned to normal. I had been told by my doctor -- and various other people who had experienced a white-tailed spider bite -- that the resulting ulceration would never completely heal and that at the same time every year I would experience pain. We will see!


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