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Doctor insights on: Brown Lecruse Spider

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What is this brown recluse spider scare about?

What is this brown recluse spider scare about?

See below: Brown recluse spiders (loxoceles genus) have venomous bite that can cause a lot of problems medically. This is what all the scare is about. The major problems don't happen to everyone bitten but severe medical issues can result. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

Can a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

There is often no: Pain when they actually bite you.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. This can be a painful condition. ...Read more

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Will a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

My story: I was bit by a brown recluse over twenty years ago. It did not hurt when bit. But i went on to have fever, swelling of my arm, necrosis of tissue around the bite and i had musculo-skeletal pain all over. I basically felt like roadkill. My understanding is that some people don't have much of reaction to it. ...Read more

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What happens if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable: Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, a mild reaction, an immediate or a delayed reaction. With a significant reaction a which blister appears after bit. The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains, ...Read more

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What happens after being bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable reactions: Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, a mild reaction, an immediate or a delayed reaction. With a significant reaction a which blister appears after bit. The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains, ...Read more

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

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

Violin/Brown Recluse: 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 sooner rather than later! ...Read more

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How can I tell if the spider I was bitten by is a brown recluse?

The spider: The brown recluse spider bite will have a black center with red surrounding it. The black part is where the tissues are dying. Other spider bites may look this way as well. Actually seeing the spider is the best way to identify the bite. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you were bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Could you tell me what happens if you were bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Large ulcer: Brown recluse has a fat eating poison. Once you are bitten by one, you will see an ulceration which keeps getting larger and larger. It is rare that you notice the spider itself. Treatment is surgical. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bitten by a brown recluse spider and not get any symptoms?

Is it possible to get bitten by a brown recluse spider and not get any symptoms?

Unlikely: A brown recluse bite is usually painful and itchy. If you have no symptoms you may have been bitten by something else. ...Read more

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If bitten by a brown recluse spider and left untreated what usually happens to it?

Necrosis: The problem with this type of spider is the venom causes necrosis (death) of tissue. However, there really isn't a medicine that has been shown to stop this damage. Right now the best care is meticulous wound care. ...Read more

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There are brown recluse spiders where I live. Is it possible to get a bite and not feel anything?

There are brown recluse spiders where I live.  Is it possible to get a bite and not feel anything?

Possible: It is possible to be bitten during your sleep and not feel anything. However if you do not have any signs or symptoms of a recluse bite then you should not worry about it. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider look like dead?

Brown Recluse: In the mature brown recluse spider as well as some other species of recluse spiders, the dark violin marking is well defined, with the neck of the violin pointing toward the bulbous abdomen. The abdomen is uniformly colored, although the coloration can range from light tan to dark brown, and is covered with numerous fine hairs that provide a velvety appearance. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

Not many: Brown recluse spiders are mostly in the midwest, usually in basements and hidden areas. They are not aggressive but will bite if disturbed. Most spider bites are by other species. Look for the fiddle pattern on the spider. Bites are rare but need serious attention as they lead to a persistent necrosis which can last for months. ...Read more

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Brown recluse spider pictures of bites and spiders needed?

Brown recluse spider pictures of bites and spiders needed?

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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Please let me know if there is an anti-venom for the brown recluse spider?

Brow Recluse: No antivenom-yet. There is treatment. Dapsone(an old leprosy drug) is useful. If the bite is already necrotic then debridement and wound care may be necessary. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is brown recluse venom dangerous even after the spider is dead?

Venom: I would theorize that introducing the venom through broken skin would put one at risk for a potential reaction. See this great article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829214742.htm ...Read more

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My son may have touched a brown recluse spider. Is it poisonous to touch it if you are not bit?

My son may have touched a brown recluse spider. Is it poisonous to touch it if you are not bit?

Only if bitten: The brown recluse spider is poisonous only if it bites a person. The spider eats insects and does not feed on humans. It may bite if startled, scared, or accidentally touched by a person. The bite site will be reddened, swollen, and painful within a few hours. If bitten, one should see his doctor or visit the emergency room for proper treatment. ...Read more

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