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Doctor insights on: Brown Recluse Bites

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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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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 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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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?

Necrosis: The most common complication of a spider bite is infection. A brown recluse bite causes necrosis which refers to dead tissue. Even if not infected, over time, tissue surrounding the bite dies in a pattern equidistant from the bite like the inside of a bowl. Surgeons refer to the removal of this dead tissue as saucerizing where necrotic tissue is scooped out daily until the toxin stops spreading. ...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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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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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