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can you be allergic to spiders

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Spider bites: Rather stings, usually cause a toxic reaction not an allergic reaction, not all venoms are alike, need to call poison control center case it happens, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infection: Unless you were bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, the major problem you may face is a secondary infection (often staph) from the spider ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Howland
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No and no: No spiders are not poisonous. No there is no cross reactivity between bees and spiders. Be nice to the spider.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Depends.: This: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/brown_recluse_spider is the spider we are most concerned about in the us; depending on your location, there m ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Happy to help: As you mentioned, those types of reactions occur in patients with a very strong immune system or response. This type of immune system is often associa ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Spider's venom contains many proteins that can damage the skin and affect the neurological system. Most reactions are toxic reactions rather than all ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: They provide no benefit to any allergic process.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives: Sounds like classic hives. Would recommend a topical anti-itch and taking an otc non-sedating antihistamine (zyrtec) twice daily.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Infection possible : If the area is red,tender,swollen or oozing, there may be an infection. Wash the area well, avoid contact with your necklaces,fragrances, or any produ ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to tell!: Without seeing the rash it is difficult to make a diagnosis. Herpes zoster (shingles) is often associated with this type of rash with pain. You may se ... Read More

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