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Doctor insights on: Black Widow Spider Bite

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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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Black Widow Spider (Definition)

http://www.desertusa.com/insects/black-widow-spider.html ...Read more


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What can be doen for a black widow spider bite?

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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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
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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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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

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Can you die from black widow spider bite? Are they all that fatal?

Rarely yes.: Most deaths from black widows have been either in the extreme young, old or in individuals with other severe medical issues. If you are bitten, seek medical attention regardless as Antivenin is available if needed. ...Read more

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