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Doctor insights on: Brown Recluse Bite Vs Mrsa

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Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Yes: But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the MRSA before and getting a secondary infection. ...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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What distinguishes how a MRSA infection looks from the appearance of a brown recluse bite?

Spider bite: Typical br spider bite has a " target" look. Central necrosis, black, surrounding purple or dark red then pink or lighter red. Mrsa usually look hemorrhagic or marooning in color. But ultimately a spider bite can have MRSA in it. See your doctor so it can be treated quickly and effiecently. ...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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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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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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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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Where can I find pictures of a brown recluse bite?

Where can I find pictures of a brown recluse 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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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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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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How long can a brown recluse bite go untreated before it causes amputation? Does mild initial symptoms mean less chance of amputation?

How long can a brown recluse bite go untreated before it causes amputation? Does mild initial symptoms mean less chance of amputation?

Necrosis: Brown recluse bites cause local tissue necrosis it does not lead to amputation. Takes time for the effect of the toxin to cause tissue damage so suspect you would see little initial symptoms. Don't panic and seek surgical care ...Read more

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I was bit on my back early this morning in bed. We are known to have wolf, house and brown recluse around how do I identify it itches like no other?

Spider Bites: In some cases, brown recluse spider bites can cause symptoms throughout the body. Warning signs of this syndrome include fever, rash and muscle pain. The venom of the wolf spider is poisonous, but usually not overly harmful. Bites cause pain, inflammation, itchiness and tenderness. Lymph nodes may become swollen due to the immune. You most likely did not have a poisionious spider bite. Use Cortaid (hydrocortisone) ...Read more

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I am still having systemic reactions after being bitten over a year ago by a chilean brown recluse no dr knows what to to to diagnose me. Will I die?

Second opinion: Any reactions occurring a year after a brown recluse bite are highly unlikely to be due to the spider. Your doctors should be looking for other causes. If they can't find one, you might consider getting a second opinion from a specialist in whatever sort of systemic reactions you are experiencing. ...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?

See below: The area of the bite will initially have a bulls eye formation of 2 or 3 different colors. Then the tissue in the center of the bite starts to die. If suspected, you should see a doctor. ...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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