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Doctor insights on: Black House Spider Bite

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Are there things I can do for black widow spider bite at home?

Are there things I can do for black widow spider bite at home?

Sure it's a bite?: An infection with methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can also look like a spider bite. We call this type of skin infection "spider bite syndrome". I think you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite? Which antibiotic is best?

What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite?  Which antibiotic is best?

Spider Bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief may require the use of narcotics and Antivenin (antitoxin to counteract the effects of the spider venom). ...Read more

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What does a house spider bite look like?

What does a house spider bite look like?

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 cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I have a spot that turned black and blue, could it be a spider bite?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

Varies: Although serious, a black widow bite is rarely lethal.Spider has red hourglass marking on its belly. Bite like a pinprick. Many times not noticed at first slight swelling and faint red marks, in few hours, intense pain and stiffness begin. Other signs and symptoms include: chills, fever, nausea and vomiting and severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

See below: For brown recluse bites, see www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. As for house spiders, they shouldn't cause much issues unless the bite gets infected or unless your common house spider turns out to be a hobo spider which can give a bite similar to a recluse. ...Read more

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How should I treat black widow spider bite?

How should I treat black widow spider bite?

Local care: The majority of patients who experience a widow spider bite require only local care of the lesion. Patients with severe envenomations could require supportive care and monitoring for complications. General measures following a bite including cleaning the area with soap and water and oral pain meds. Treatment of muscle spasm and tetanus prophylaxis may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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What can be doen for a black widow spider bite?

Seek attention: If you know that you have been bitten by a black widow, seek medical attention immediately as the symptoms usually start within 20 minutes to 1 hour after the bite. The severity of the reaction depends on the age and physical condition of the person bitten. ...Read more