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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in 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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Latrodectus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/latrodectus not all adult black widows exhibit the red hourglass on the ventrum underside or top of the abdomen — some m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in 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 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Maybe . . .: But you wouldn't be posting this question!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See physician: You should see a physician to determine if you need more specific care than simple wound care and tetnus prophylaxis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Varies: Although serious, a black widow bite is rarely lethal.Spider has red hourglass marking on its belly. Bite like a pinprick. Many times not noticed at f ... Read More

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