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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?

Observe: If there is good reason to believe that the spider bite is from a brown recluse, you will receive antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis. You will use cold compresses and observe the bite at home for a few days for signs of progression such as blistering, pain, color change in skin around bite and fever. If these appear, you need to go back to the ER. Best wishes ...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

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What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

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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Is a brown recluse spider bite considered very serious?

Serious: It can become infected and also the toxin can destroy the tissue locally. At times it can cause an allergic response also. ...Read more

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Brown recluse spider bite. How can you tell you have one?

Brown recluse spider bite.  How can you tell you have one?

Brown recluse bite: Severe symptoms include blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare). Minor symptoms include severe pain of bite site after 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain). ...Read more

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I think i got a brown recluse spider bite--what are the symptoms?

I think i got a brown recluse spider bite--what are the symptoms?

See below and y'Doc: Initially, the bite might go unnoticed or have some minor burning like a bee sting. The other symptoms then may develop from 2-8 hours later, but most bites cause little tissue destruction. Initially, the site might be red and may have small fang marks in the center. The rest of the possible symptoms are related to the time period after the bite and are too involved to list here. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of brown recluse spider bite in a child?

Tissue death: Brown recluse venom causes the tissue it touches to die, resulting first in the classic "red, white, and blue" sore, and then a painful ulceration of the skin. This can be very serious. See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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

Spider bites: The problem with brown recluse spider bites is that they can cause a large amount of tissue necrosis or tissue death. If you suspect you have been bitten by this type of spider you need to be seen by a physician asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of a spider bite from a brown recluse spider?

See below: Initially, the bite might go unnoticed or have some minor burning like a bee sting. The other symptoms then may develop from 2-8 hours later, but most bites cause little tissue destruction. Initially, the site might be red and may have small fang marks in the center. The rest of the possible symptoms are related to the time period after the bite and are too involved to list here. ...Read more

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Has it been shown that there are any obvious symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

Spider bite: Br spiders get blamed for a lot of wounds. If you have not placed your body part in a location where spiders like to hang out then most likely it is not a spider bite. Spider bites have a classic target lesion look. Google a picture and compare to your wound. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

See below: For brown recluse bites, see www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. As for house spiders, they shouldn't cause much issues unless the bite gets infected or unless your common house spider turns out to be a hobo spider which can give a bite similar to a recluse. ...Read more