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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

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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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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Pictures of brown recluse spider bite suggest I have one. What do I do?

Pictures of brown recluse spider bite suggest I have one. What do I do?

See doc: The brown recluse (loxoceles reclusa) can cause a variety of symptoms after a bite, however, a lot of the time, the bite is minor. If the area is becoming painful, oozing, blistering, or necrotic (black dead tissue), or if you have any systemic signs like nausea, vomiting, fevers, muscle pain or other problems, then you should see a physician asap. ...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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What do brown recluse bites look like in first day or 2 on a small child?

What do brown recluse bites look like in first day or 2 on a small child?

Severe: These spiders inject a substance that dissolves tissue and quickly leads to infection and abscess formation. It may have systemic effects making the victim feel faint or groggy. It is a very severe effect and if you have been bitten, get medical advice. ...Read more

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Bit by Brown recluse a week ago &prescribed Keflex 2000 mg/day should I get second opinion? Why is the area now warm With Yellowish gray in the middle

Bit by Brown recluse a week ago &prescribed Keflex 2000 mg/day should I get second opinion? Why is the area now warm With Yellowish gray in the middle

Loxosceles reclusa: The bite forms a necrotizing ulcer that destroys soft tissue and may take months to heal, leaving deep scars. These may become painful and itchy within 2 to 8 hours. Pain and other things worsen 12 to 36 hours after the bite, and the necrosis develops over the next few days. This often requires surgery to debride the area, not antibiotics unless there is secondary infection. ...Read more

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Can you feel a brown recluse bite?

Can you feel a brown recluse bite?

RecluseSpider bite: Often bite is painless or little pain like a mosquito bite. Pain can develop two or more hours after a bite and can be severe by four hours after a bite. If you believe you have had a recluse spider bite, you should contact your doctor to report this and get advice on treating any symptoms. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse bite first look like?

Brown Recluse: The area may have open wound with necrotic edges. There may be swelling around the bite with redness. ...Read more

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How can I know if I got bit by a brown recluse?

How can I know if I got bit by a brown recluse?

Initially, the only: Certain way to know is if you the culprit in the act. When bitten by a brown recluse spider there often is no pain initially. 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. ...Read more

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What should you do if a brown recluse bites you?

What should you do if a brown recluse bites you?

Brown recluse: First you should take the spider of course if it is possible to be identified. About half the time the bite doesn't cause any issues. The ready cause some potentially skin and soft tissue necrosis. Head to an emergency room if you have this or other symptoms such as fevers, nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse bite look like at first?

What does a brown recluse bite look like at first?

A red spot: That does not "go away" or respond to conservative treatment. Any non-healing skin wound may become suspect for a brown recluse bite, and these can progress to skin loss and scarring. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a brown recluse bite?

How can you tell if you have a brown recluse bite?

Identify the spider: First, you will have picture wounds that. Are painful. Second, you need to catch the spider and take it with you to the emergency room for ID

Best wishes ...Read more

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How to know if I've been bitten by a brown recluse?

You may or may not: Know. Rown 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 ...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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I think I got bit by a brown recluse. What are the signs?

Central spot: It begins as a small puncture wound which progresses to surrounding redness with central tissue death. ...Read more

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

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

By getting a good: Look at the spider while it is in the act. 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. ...Read more

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What occurs to you if you recieved a hundred brown recluse bites?

How is that possible: That is a highly unlikely scenario but could be fatal. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse bite be treated at home without going to the dr?

Can a brown recluse bite be treated at home without going to the dr?

Possibly: In fact most bites are mild. Seek attention if you are in severe pain, notice a prominent wound, or a generalized rash. Ice the area. Stay well hydrated and be sure you still have to pee about as much as normal! . Should be ok. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I tell if I've been bitten by a brown recluse?

Brown Recluse: When bitten by a brown recluse spider there often is no pain initially. 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. ...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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What would happen to you if you received 10 brown recluse bites? Would you die?

Spider bites: The answer is we do not know - I guess no one has ever lived to tell us the exact number of bites they received at one time. ...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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How to tell if Brown recluse bites are healing?

How to tell if Brown recluse bites are healing?

In my case: Necrosis of tissue finally stopped. My fever and joint / muscle pain resolved. I finally started to regain strength. My forearm (site of bite) stopped swelling. Due to the amount of tissue lost, it took many months to heal. ...Read more

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After 1.5 years, my husband still has residual health problems from a brown recluse spider bite. Can you give us info on this?

After 1.5 years, my husband still has residual health problems from a brown recluse spider bite. Can you give us info on this?

Are you sure: Are you sure this was spider bite? This sounds like symptoms of tick bite. See physician to make sure there is no other cause. ...Read more