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Can you die from a spider bite

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Rarely: The black widow is the most venomous spider in the U.S. People rarely die from a black widow spider bite, since the amount of venom injected is so sm... Read More
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: But this is extremely rare and (if happened) would occur likely only in the very young (infants), extremely old or individuals with other chronic illn... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rarely yes.: Most deaths from black widows have been either in the extreme young, old or in individuals with other severe medical issues. If you are bitten, seek m... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Fatalities are not: Common. It is rare for a healthy person to die from a black widow spider bite. An infant, elderly person or someone who already is struggling w a seri... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Circulation: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the area of the bite. Or in more serious cases there can be... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Spider Bites: Staph: Almost all 'spider bites' now a days are the dangerous methicillin resistant staph aureus". (mrsa). Mrsa (mersa) can get very dangerous very quick... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: If they are true spider bites, they require serious attention. If you did not see ; feel the spider it was something else. Sometimes minor irritations... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Depends: Anything from minor itching and redness, to crusting, oozing and in a few cases severe skin and soft tissue breakdown. It depends upon the species.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Bite marks and venom: Spider bites have typically one site of envenomation and most pit vipers have two injection sites. The kind of venom and its potential effects are ex... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Biopsy: You need biopsy, debridement of lesion. See your dermatologist for treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Spider bites: Inflammation or infection can both lead to heat.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possibly: An abscess is a possibility.