It Healed! My spider bite is better! I only did four poultices, even. After the very first one, the bite cooled down a bit and stopped spreading, and now it’s just a faint red circle. Hoooray!
Now I just have to deal with my Giardia-type stomach bug, whatever it is. I should have the test results back in a week. I’m so curious! It sure does make me feel like shit! I thought the bug was from drinking water while hiking, even though my hiking partner didn’t get sick- but then a friend wrote and said that everyone out at the place in the woods I was working has been getting sick- so it might have even been something in the water there, which comes from a creek.
Thanks for all your comments, friends! And thanks for reading!