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Which is the preferred antibiotic for brown recluse spider bites?

Which is the preferred antibiotic for brown recluse spider bites?

Dapsone: Ulceration may sometimes be treated or prevented with dapsone. If it becomes infected - likely a wide spectrum antibiotic. ...Read more

Brown Recluse Spider (Definition)

Three pairs of eyes instead of the usual four makes the identification of the spider, the eyes making the face look like a human skull. Treatment includes dapsone. Bites often get misdiagnosed, and are frequently bacterial infections like mrsa. Brown recluse venom is a vasoconstrictor, and Nitroglycerin causes vasodilation and theoretically can prevent necrosis. Treat ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

See below: See www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of brown recluse spider bite in a child?

Tissue death: Brown recluse venom causes the tissue it touches to die, resulting first in the classic "red, white, and blue" sore, and then a painful ulceration of the skin. This can be very serious. See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have brown recluse spider bite on the spinal cord?

I have brown recluse spider bite on the spinal cord?

Go to the ER NOW!: If you do have a brown recluse spider bite anywhere, it needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

Typically first hrs: But this will vary with he degree of envenomation and systemic loxocelism. Nausea may also be the result of treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a brown recluse spider bite is peeling!

It depends: Peeling skin around a wound could be both good and bad. It is good if the wound is healing the peeling skin is from the aw that has healed below tat skin and the body is shedding it. It would be bad if the skin peeling was a result of worsening infection and the skin was peeling because additional skin was dying. See your doctor who should be able to tell the deference. ...Read more

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How long does the nausea last after a brown recluse spider bite?

How long does the nausea last after a brown recluse spider bite?

3 days: Typically this lasts three days but there may be other causes for the nausea such as medications. ...Read more

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What type of treatment should you get for a brown recluse spider bite?

See an MD: Get urine tested for blood, if present will need some attention. Topical nitroglycerine paste (rx also) may reduce necrosis. Get some help w/wound care.
Do not get it cut out, and do not take dapsone! ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for a brown recluse spider bite?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for a brown recluse spider bite?

Painful spider bite: A brown recluse spider can make a painful bite in a human, which can turn quickly into a area of ulceration, that may heal very slowly with a scar. The best way to treat such a spider bite is to prevent being bitten. If you are bitten, get to your doctor right away for possible injection of cortisone right into the bite area, or take oral prednisone, and be given other local care. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for brown recluse spider bite?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for brown recluse spider bite?

Antigen response: The true response to a brown recluse bite is severe reaction to a foreign protein. It frequently gets infected also. So, the recommended treatment by a trained physician, is an antibiotic, an anti lepromatous medication and a steroid pack. This can be a serious problem requiring hospitalization, particularly in a child. Complications such as kidney failure can occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite and what are the treatments?

What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite and what are the treatments?

See below: See www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more

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How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

Observe: If there is good reason to believe that the spider bite is from a brown recluse, you will receive antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis. You will use cold compresses and observe the bite at home for a few days for signs of progression such as blistering, pain, color change in skin around bite and fever. If these appear, you need to go back to the ER.

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How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

From: Center of bite it starts like a bulls eye and becomes red inflamed and sometimes necrotic. ...Read more

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Explain the features of a brown recluse spider bite.?

Be seen: Poisonous spider bites generally cause a painful ulcerated area within hours of the bite. If he suspects a black widow or brown recluse spider bite, he should be seen. ...Read more

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I think I got a brown recluse spider bite--what are the symptoms?

I think I got a brown recluse spider bite--what are the symptoms?

See below and y'Doc: Initially, the bite might go unnoticed or have some minor burning like a bee sting. The other symptoms then may develop from 2-8 hours later, but most bites cause little tissue destruction. Initially, the site might be red and may have small fang marks in the center. The rest of the possible symptoms are related to the time period after the bite and are too involved to list here. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brown recluse spider bite?

Spider bites: The problem with brown recluse spider bites is that they can cause a large amount of tissue necrosis or tissue death. If you suspect you have been bitten by this type of spider you need to be seen by a physician asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does the brown recluse spider bite do?

Brown recluse: When bitten by a brown recluse spider there often is no pain initially. A blister develops with swelling. It then enlarges, hardens ; becomes red. This develops into an ulcer. Other symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, joint pain, fevers, chills and possibly a rash over the body with small red to purple dots. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the brown recluse spider bite do?

Venom tissue necrosi: The venom from the bite precipitates a process of progressive tissue necrosis that may be limited by Dapsone therapy or surgical debridement. ...Read more

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In what way can I finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite?

Does it need to: Be surgically debrided? Did you need a tetanus shot? No signs of infection? Don't know how far out you are from the bite. When I had a brown recluse bite on my forearm - used elevation, compress (arm was really swollen), frequent debridements and rest (felt quite sick with fever). Take it easy. On the other hand, some brown recluse bites cause almost no sx's. ...Read more

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Pictures of brown recluse spider bite suggest I have one. What do I do?

Pictures of brown recluse spider bite suggest I have one. What do I do?

See doc: The brown recluse (loxoceles reclusa) can cause a variety of symptoms after a bite, however, a lot of the time, the bite is minor. If the area is becoming painful, oozing, blistering, or necrotic (black dead tissue), or if you have any systemic signs like nausea, vomiting, fevers, muscle pain or other problems, then you should see a physician asap. ...Read more

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Worried about spider bite brown recluse spider bite pictures appreciated?

Worried about spider bite brown recluse spider bite pictures appreciated?

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! ...Read more

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What are good ways I can finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite?

Seek immed Rx: Immediate treatment by a know, edge able experienced physician will help to limit the extent of the problem and therefore expedite healing from the injury. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone for a brown recluse spider bite how does it hel?

I was prescribed prednisone for a brown recluse spider bite how does it hel?

It doesn't: Typically the treatment is Dapsone 100 mg twice daily. In addition topical wound care would be prescribed. Oral antibiotics could also be used if a 2nd bacterial infection was considered. ...Read more

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How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

NOT surgery: The drug Dapsone is often advocated, but there is no firm evidence that it helps. Nitroglycerine patches may be effective; brown recluse venom constricts blood vessels and Nitroglycerin dilates them, but again, no proof that it helps. Surgery is ineffective and may actually worsen the outcome. ...Read more

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Brown recluse spider bite--what can be done for one?

Brown recluse spider bite--what can be done for one?

See below: Depending on the severity of the symptoms, the bite may only require local wound care done at home up to the worst situation - requiring admission to a hospital. If the bite becomes red, swollen, warm and painful with possible black central area tissue destruction (necrosis), it may require medical care for secondary infection or debridement of dead tissue. ...Read more

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Is a brown recluse spider bite considered very serious?

Serious: It can become infected and also the toxin can destroy the tissue locally. At times it can cause an allergic response also. ...Read more

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Brown recluse spider bite. How can you tell you have one?

Brown recluse spider bite. How can you tell you have one?

Brown recluse bite: Severe symptoms include blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare). Minor symptoms include severe pain of bite site after 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain). ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more