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if bitten by a brown recluse spider and left untreated what usually happens to it

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Necrosis: The problem with this type of spider is the venom causes necrosis (death) of tissue. However, there really isn't a medicine that has been shown to sto ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The bite may go unnoticed at first since they are usually painless. Sometimes, minor burning like a bee sting is felt. Symps develop usually 2-8 hour ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Brown recluse: Victims may experience these symptoms:severe pain at bite site after about four hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Large ulcer: Brown recluse has a fat eating poison. Once you are bitten by one, you will see an ulceration which keeps getting larger and larger. It is rare that y ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Unlikely: A brown recluse bite is usually painful and itchy. If you have no symptoms you may have been bitten by something else.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Wash area: Go to er if nausea, vomiting, fever, rashes, and muscle and joint pain develops or if bite area turns red or black.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See derm: Yes, it usually will turn black and spread. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not likely: It is hilly doubtful you saw both of these spiders, but not impossible. They can inflict quite a bite, usually not deadly, but with serious consequenc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Find out which one: It's important to find out which one as they require very different treatments. Black widows have a neurotoxic venom that can attack the respiratory s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes : Fever , chills and collapse --- get thee to a physician.
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