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A 32-year-old man presents 3 to 4 hours after a noticing a suspected spider bite likely received while cleaning out is attic in rural Kansas. He got a picture of the suspected spider (see Figure 1). He mentions a recent onset pain but states he did not have any initial sensation of the bite.
The area where the bite occurred now has a stinging sensation and there is some evidence of developing blisters (see Figure 2).
What is the most appropriate therapy for this patient?
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