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What are symptoms of spider bites in the u.s.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spider bites: 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 cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of spider bites and what can be done for them?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of spider bite and ranges from simple wound care and cleaning to Antivenin administration for latrodectus (black widow) bites to surgical debridement for an extending severely necrotic loxoceles) recluse genus) bite.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a spider bite?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Mild stinging sensation when bitten. Slight swelling around one or two small bite marks dull, numbing pain progressing from the bite site to your abdomen and back withen one hour. Severe cramping or rigidity in your abdominal muscles. Generalized, severe pain in your muscles and joints, abdomen or back nausea and vomiting dizziness profuse sweating tremors restlessness and anxiety.
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What are the symptoms of spider bites and are they dangerous?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of spider bite and ranges from simple wound care and cleaning to Antivenin administration for latrodectus (black widow) bites to surgical debridement for an extending severely necrotic loxoceles) recluse genus) bite.

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