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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. ...Read more

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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have black widow spider bite?

Spider bite: Depending on the location of the spider bite, if you can perform your regular functions without bothering the affected area, you can. If, however, your usual duties involve repetitive pressure and contact with the injured tissue, you should not. ...Read more

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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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I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

Get help: Black widow is very very painful and possibly dangerous, so your child needs immediate attention from a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive a black widow spider bite without medical attention?

Is it possible to survive a black widow spider bite without medical attention?

Yes for some people: & no for others. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This may 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. It is rare for a healthy person to die from a black widow spider bite. An infant, elderly person or someone who already is struggling w a >>. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a dream that I was bitten by a black widow spider; can someone interpret?

What to do if I had a dream that I was bitten by a black widow spider; can someone interpret?

Vague: You can go online or research several books and articles and you may get 100's or more interpretations. Impossible to say without having a history of events happening in your life. ...Read more

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What effects could a person my size feel from a black widow spider bite? Just out of curiosity.

I don't know your: Age or size. Assume adult? 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. ...Read more

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My husband was bit by black widow spider about 5 weeks ago. He is having severe pain on right side about his waistline area. Could this be from spider?

Not likely: Spider bite symptoms are mostly local and come sooner than 5 weeks. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/black-widow-spider-bite. ...Read more

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Can a black widow spider bite kill a human?

Black widow: Latrodectus mactans or black widow bites leading to death are exceeding rare. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a black widow spider bite kill you?

Can you please tell me, should a black widow spider bite kill you?

Not normally.: It is rare for a healthy person to die from a black widow spider bite. An infant, elderly person or someone who already is struggling w a serious illness is more likely to have a poor outcome. You can call the national poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 if you are bitten. Here is an excellent nih article: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002858.Htm. ...Read more