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Can you die from a spider bite?

Most spiders are

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harmless. Although deaths are not frequent w most venomous spider bites in the US- the most common reason would be an allergic reaction.
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Can you die from spider bites?

Rarely

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There are a few spiders with venom lethal enough to cause death but even the most famous, the black widow, usually will make you sick but not kill you. Most bites cause local pain and irritation and the brown recluse can cause a serious necrosis but death is rare from any of these.
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Can you die from black widow spider bite? Are they all that fatal?

Rarely yes.

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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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Can you actually die from black widow spider bite?

Rarely

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The black widow is the most venomous spider in the U.S. People rarely die from a black widow spider bite, since the amount of venom injected is so small. However, there has been a recent report of a death associated with many bites: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017600/Man-dies-weeks-bitten-19-times-black-widow-spider.html
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what does a mosquito bite look like and how is it different from spider bites?

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There are only 4 Genera of spiders in the US that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. Mosquito bites-one puncture.
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What type of insect or spider bites you and leaves a burning sensation at the bite?

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Any insect toxin which will set up an inflammation can do this. See the following for information: << http://www.webmd.com/allergies/ss/slideshow-bad-bugs?ecd=wnl_aaa_060412
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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?

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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.
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Spider bite. Do spider bites develop into wart like appearance? However such a wart is red. I woke up with this on my leg

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Spider bites can be worse than you would think. I have seen a number of them that have become secondarily infected. The appearance will vary with the individual AND the type of spider. Better see a doctor to be sure you don't develop any other complications.
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Dr. Daniel Kessler answered:

I went camping and got a few bites, some of which blistered. 1 bite has a dark almost black center. 1 is leaking a yellow liquid. spider bites?

Possibly

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given what you are describing sounds like an infection and especially with the black center, do see your physician, let him examine you and possibly take a culture and treat you appropriately. also check that the black center is not a tick. best wishes
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

can augmentin be taken for spider bites?

Not unles infected

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An antibiotic will do nothing for any insect bite unless it gets secondarily infected. Augmentin would cover most bacterial pathogens that cause skin infections with the exception of MRSA.
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