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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From A Brown Recluse Bite

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What would happen to you if you received 10 brown recluse bites? Would you die?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 looked in the mirror and saw a red circle looked kinda like i tried getting a piercing. its smooth and feels normal can it be a Brown Recluse bite ?

Tricky: since I cannot see what you are describing. typically a circle that is spreding outward is ERYTHEMA ANNULARE and a sign of LYME not spider bites. But that is a LARGE circle. a small red area can be a bbite. reculse bites are most notable for causing death of tissue of up to an inch around the bite often with infection too. but, doesn't mean all bites or even most do that. other insects small bites ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibrin & puss? I have had a brown recluse bite, been treated & everything. How do I know if its infected?

Need to be seen: Either way brown recluse spider bites need to be seen by a health privider especially if there is a hard black dark center called an eschar, pain, fever, warm to touch, progressive redness or erythema and discharge. ...Read more

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The difference between a large zit or a brown recluse bite?

Can be similar: Brown recluse bite usually doesn't hurt while the zit does. Also there is bulls eye in the center of the bite. If not sure see a doctor. Either way, if it's a bite you might need proper wound care as the center of the bite will become dead and leave a temporary hole in the skin. So good wound care is important. ...Read more

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I have a friend who shot meth well the sopot turned black and looks like a brown recluse bite and pulse?

I have a friend who shot meth well the sopot turned black and looks like a brown recluse bite and pulse?

Local gangrene: The constriction of blood vessels in the tissue, has killed the cells which we call gangrene, and will lead to a slough and scarring. Resembles what the spider does! ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse bite cause a rash on your hands?

Can a brown recluse bite cause a rash on your hands?

Where's the bite: Brown recluse bites generally cause tissue death where the bite is. There is normally not a rash on other parts of the body. You may have a red area extending out from around the bite. ...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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Had an extremely large red swollen bump that formed a whitehead. I drained it for relief. Thick whitish blood came out. Is it a brown recluse bite?

Had an extremely large red swollen bump that formed a whitehead. I drained it for relief. Thick whitish blood came out. Is it a brown recluse bite?

Skin abscess: You are describing a typical boil or abscess, which is usually caused by a bacterial infection. The best treatment is drainage, so you are on hype right track. Warm compresses help. ...Read more