Rated 5.0/5 based on 26 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can You Die From A Spider Bite

Share
1

1
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

Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
2.0M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
2.0M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
Once
4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can you actually die from black widow spider bite?

Rarely: 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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Clean bite with soap and water
once
Apply ice pack
once
Elevate and rest affected body part
once
For discomfort, use oral Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream
once
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
2.0M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
What kind of spider bites should I be concerned about?

What kind of spider bites should I be concerned about?

In US - 2 of: significance are black widow & brown recluse. ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What are the symptoms of spider bites and are they dangerous?

What are the symptoms of spider bites and are they dangerous?

Depends: This depends on the type of spider bite and ranges from simple wound care and cleaning to Antivenin administration for latrodectus (black widow) bites to surgical debridement for an extending severely necrotic loxoceles) recluse genus) bite. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What kinds of spider bites can cause problems?

Spider bites that: cause cramping of muscles in the area of the bite, generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing & tremor (black widow). Or The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat & muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle & joint > ...Read more

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
2.0M people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook