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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
Red Hour Glass Belly: Most adult female black widows exhibit the red hourglass on the underside of the abdomen; some may have a pair of red spots or have no marking at all.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Black Widow.: Black widows are usually about ½” long. The southern black widow has glossy black abdomen with a red “hour glass” design. The northern black widow may ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Black widow spider: Usually by seeing the spider & experiencing side effects. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See physician: You should see a physician to determine if you need more specific care than simple wound care and tetnus prophylaxis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Poisonous spider bites generally cause a painful ulcerated area within hours of the bite. If he suspects a black widow or brown recluse spider bite, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Seek attention: If you know that you have been bitten by a black widow, seek medical attention immediately as the symptoms usually start within 20 minutes to 1 hour a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Poisonous spider bites generally cause a painful ulcerated area within hours of the bite. If he suspects a black widow or brown recluse spider bite, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Vague: You can go online or research several books and articles and you may get 100's or more interpretations. Impossible to say without having a history of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Black widow bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief m ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Black widow bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief m ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Black widow: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping o ... Read More
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