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what happens if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 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 hours after the bite but most cause little tissue destruction. Symp can include: severe pain at site after 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever and muscle pain. Bite is initially red with central fang marks then slowly heal, some get a scar.
Answered on May 1, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, a mild reaction, an immediate or a delayed reaction. With a significant reaction a which blister appears after bit. The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains,
Answered on May 8, 2015

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