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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From A Spider Bite

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you die from a spider bite?

Can you die from a spider bite?

Most spiders are: Harmless. Although deaths are not frequent w most venomous spider bites in the us- the most common reason would be an allergic reaction.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you die from spider bites?

Can you die from spider bites?

Not usually - but: Possible if allergic. A black widow bite can cause pain that spreads to chest, abdomen or back which may be associated with abdominal cramping. There may be intense sweating near the wound or involving an effected extremity. 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 >

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Can you die from black widow spider bite? Are they all that fatal?

Rarely yes.: Most deaths from black widows have been either in the extreme young, old or in individuals with other severe medical issues. If you are bitten, seek medical attention regardless as Antivenin is available if needed.

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Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What to do if I got bit 3 days ago can I still die from a poisonous spider bite?

It sounds like you: Don't know what type of spider bit you. Both the brown recluse spider and the black widow spider can potentially cause significant medical problems with their bites. You have not listed any information about you are doing physically. It is unlikely you will die if you have not already been experiencing serious side effects. An average of 6.6 people in the u s die each year from >>.

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is their a greater risk of death if a black wideow spider bites me on the neck in my artery than in a place with no artery?

Is their a greater risk of death if a black wideow spider bites me on the neck in my artery than in a place with no artery?

Circulation: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the area of the bite. Or in more serious cases there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If venom goes directly into an artery that is likely to have a worse outcome then a bite which doesn't connect with a blood vessel.

Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How to heal spider bites?

How to heal spider bites?

Rapid Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Is stingose good for spider bites?

Is stingose good for spider bites?

No: If they are true spider bites, they require serious attention. If you did not see ; feel the spider it was something else. Sometimes minor irritations or insect bites are casually passed of as spider bites without any knowledge of this subject. I urge you to look up spider bites according to the area of the earth and the species of spiders. If you are in the netherlands, there are no spiders that.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What kind of spider bites should I be concerned about?

In US - 2 of: Significance are black widow & brown recluse.

Dr. David Sire Dr. Sire
Dermatology
50 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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What are the differences between viper and spider bites?

What are the differences between viper and spider bites?

Bite marks and venom: Spider bites have typically one site of envenomation and most pit vipers have two injection sites. The kind of venom and its potential effects are extremely variable and depend on the animal, where the bite occurred, the size of the person, the amount of venom injected and other factors.

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Spider bite is hard?

Can be: Any insect bite can cause a local reaction which includes redness, swelling and induration (the feeling of hardness around the bite site), warmth, and sometimes itch.

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Dr. Robert Dorsey Dr. Dorsey
Wound care
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What to do for a spider bite?

Depends what is: Going on. Most are like other insect bites. Irritation pain swelling and pain. Most heal without problems. Others become infected requiring wound care and antibiotics. Wash with soap and water. Keep clean and observe. Take benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed. If things worsen to ER to see a doctor.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Why do spider bites get warm?

Spider bites: Inflammation or infection can both lead to heat.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Should you pop a spider bite?

Better not to: Once the skin is broken this becomes a portal for potential infection.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What to do about a spider bite?

What to do about a spider bite?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What to do about a spider bite?

Spider Bite: Most spider bites are uncomfortable but harmless. However, a few spiders, like the brown recluse and the black widow, can cause serious illness and damage to the tissues. Care for a regular spider bite with cold compresses or ice. Use over the counter medication, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for pain relief. Monitor for allergic reactions, rash, fever and signs of infection.

Dr. Robert Dorsey Dr. Dorsey
Wound care
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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How do you treat a spider bite?

Depends: On the severity of the spider bite. Local hygiene soap water. Apply a dressing. Check your tetanus status. If things worsen. See a wound specialist.