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Brown Lecruse Spider
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are brown recluse spiders where I live. Is it possible to get a bite and not feel anything?
Spiders can kill me or make me very ill, right? Black widows and brown recluses can hurt you, but can they kill you too?
Yes: Deaths are reported every year from both brown recluse and black widow spiders. Thank fully, deaths are not common. ...Read more
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
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
See below: See www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer