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Black Widow Spider (Overview)

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What does a black widow spider look like?

What does a black widow spider look like?

Red Hour Glass Belly: Most adult female black widows exhibit the red hourglass on the underside of the abdomen; some may have a pair of red spots or have no marking at all.

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Black Widow Spider (Overview)

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I got bit by a black widow spider, what do I do mpw?

I got bit by a black widow spider, what do I do mpw?

Black widow 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).

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How can you tell you got bit by a black widow spider.

How can you tell you got bit by a black widow spider.

Black widow spider: Usually by seeing the spider & experiencing side effects. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor.

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How dangerous is it to be bitten by a black widow spider"?

Black widow 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).

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What is the definition or description of: black widow spider?

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Can I be bitten by black widow spider and not know it and die?

You would feel very: Ill first if you had a lethal bite. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. For.

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I have been bitten by a black widow spider, what should I do now?

See physician: You should see a physician to determine if you need more specific care than simple wound care and tetnus prophylaxis.

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Please help! What happens if you get bitten by a black widow spider?

Black widow: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. For severe pain a person may be given narcotic.

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My husband thinks he may have been bitten by a black widow spider. How can we be sure?

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.

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What should I do if I got bitten by a black widow spider?

Black widow 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).

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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.

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How serious is the bite from a black widow? I wasn't bitten but I saw a black widow spider today and I was curious. Is it lethal in chronically ill?

Quite serious: And potentially lethal in even healthy individuals but an anti-venom is available for use when the full effects of the venom are life threatening! The local reaction is also severe Hope this helps! If you are bitten apply ice KILL and bring spider in with you to ER....... Good luck Dr Z

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If a brown recluse or black widow spider bit a person, what are the chances of survival?

If a brown recluse or black widow spider bit a person, what are the chances of survival?

Usually great: The most important factors that determine issues of morality or morbidity are: the age and medical condition of the patient and the severity or grade of the bite. Historically, only the very young, very old or chronically ill develop major issues.

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Can you survive a black widow spider bite?

Most often, yes.: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Although death from a bite is not common – it.

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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.

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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.

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What's the significance of black widow spider bite?

What's the significance of black widow spider bite?

Painful muscle spasm: [from dynamed] symptoms of black widow spider bite include muscle rigidity, spasms, muscle cramping, abdominal pain, fever, leukocytosis, dizziness, weakness, thirst, nausea, hypertension, irritability, sometimes shock. Rarely fatal in young kids but often resolves without treatment. Found in dark, damp places, these spiders can be very aggressive if handled and should be given a wide berth!

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Describe the features of a black widow 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.

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Would black widow spider bite go away on its own in time?

Some do.: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. For severe pain a person may be given narcotic.