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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.

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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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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 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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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Spider Bites: Can cause allergic reactions and depending on the spider the venom can be destructive to skin and tissue.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Medical attention: If the spider bite is from a brown recluse it could evolve into a nasty skin reaction with necrosis and pain --- may need antibiotics and/or steroids.
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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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
1-3 weeks...: As long as they do not get infected. Also depends on what type of spider. Either way, keep very clean, don't scratch, and if gets larger, redder, hot ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Normal healing rate: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
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