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A 32-year-old member asked:

how long is it supposed to it take a poisonous spider bite to progress?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Spider bite: Few hours if black widow, & 8 hours if brown recluse spider.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is my spider bite poisonous? How can I tell?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: If you have brown reccluse spider bite , it is very poisonous, you need to see a doctor righ away.But if you did not see the spider , then look for redness, swollen , pain that gets worse with tissues surounding the bite got swollen with spreading of redness.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do I treat non-poisonous spider bites?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Basic wound care: Treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetnus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection.
A member asked:

What does a poisonous spider bite look like.?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: This depends on the stage and severity of the bite. See http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/page11_em.Htm for pictures of the most severe bites and the spider and it's range. Please note that most bites do not reach these last stages! as for black widow bites, see http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/black_widow_spider_bite/article_em.Htm.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to know if a spider bite is poisonous our not?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Denis Winder
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Information: Most likely by knowing the type of spider. Also by the healing pattern. The reaction to a poisonness spider bite is much larger and more intense than non poisonness bites.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How do I tell what a non poisonous spider bite look like?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Did you actually see: A spider? 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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