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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. ...Read more

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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 > ...Read more

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Can you die from black widow spider bite? Are they all that fatal?

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. ...Read more

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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 >>. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Whats the big deal about spider bites?

According to who ?: Not sure what or who's big deal your referring to. Some spiders have venom and their bites can cause infection and severe inflammation. Most spiders are non venomous. ...Read more

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How long do spider bites take to go away?

1-3 weeks...: As long as they do not get infected. Also depends on what type of spider. Either way, keep very clean, don't scratch, and if gets larger, redder, hot or pus-filled, get treated immediately. ...Read more

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