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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: There are a few spiders with venom lethal enough to cause death but even the most famous, the black widow, usually will make you sick but not kill you ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Most spiders are : Harmless. Although deaths are not frequent w most venomous spider bites in the us- the most common reason would be an allergic reaction.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You can die,but it: takes a black widow bite,and they are rare...
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may c ... Read More
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