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Doctor insights on: Brown Recluce Spider Bites

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Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

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

Brown Recluse Spider (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Which is the preferred antibiotic for brown recluse spider bites?

Which is the preferred antibiotic for brown recluse spider bites?

Information: Probably a broad spectrum such as a cephalosporin. Surgery may be needed to remove the bite. Healing can be prolonged. ...Read more

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Pictures of brown recluse spider bites make me think i had one. Can i test for it?

Pictures of brown recluse spider bites make me think i had one. Can i test for it?

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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Could there be a doctor in the house that knows anything about treatment for brown recluse spider bites?

Could there be a doctor in the house that knows anything about treatment for brown recluse spider bites?

Several treatments: Recluse bite treatment ranges from essentially local care with cleaning and topical antibiotic ointment to taking oral antibiotics to requiring surgical treatment, hyperbaric oxygen treatment and other more aggressive treatments. There are degrees of envenomation and local tissue response. If you are concerned or if in a critical location (face, genitals, around eye, etc) see md immediately. ...Read more

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How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

Clean & ice: The wound is cleaned and ice packs may be applied. An effected extremity is elevated. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be used. Ulceration may sometimes be treated or prevented with dapsone. A tetanus shot may be required. Antibiotics may be necessary if the wound becomes infected. Large ulcerations could require debridment. ...Read more

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How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

NOT surgery: The drug Dapsone is often advocated, but there is no firm evidence that it helps. Nitroglycerine patches may be effective; brown recluse venom constricts blood vessels and Nitroglycerin dilates them, but again, no proof that it helps. Surgery is ineffective and may actually worsen the outcome. ...Read more

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How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

From : Center of bite it starts like a bulls eye and becomes red inflamed and sometimes necrotic. ...Read more

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Brown recluse spider bite--what can be done for one?

Brown recluse spider bite--what can be done for one?

See below : Depending on the severity of the symptoms, the bite may only require local wound care done at home up to the worst situation - requiring admission to a hospital. If the bite becomes red, swollen, warm and painful with possible black central area tissue destruction (necrosis), it may require medical care for secondary infection or debridement of dead tissue. ...Read more

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Explain the features of a brown recluse spider bite.?

Explain the features of a brown recluse 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