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Can You Die From A Brown Recluse Bite
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: See www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more
Closed wound: It should be safe if your wound/bite is closed and healed. ...Read more
How long can a brown recluse bite go untreated before it causes amputation ? does mild initial symptoms mean less chance of amputation ?
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