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Doctor insights on: Desert Recluse Bite

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Should you seek medical attention for a desert recluse bite?

Should you seek medical attention for a desert recluse bite?

Not likely: The majority (>90%) of recluse bites cause little tissue damage and do not need medical attention. Watch the bite site--if you notice the site becoming increasingly red, the formation of a brown eschar or increasing pain, do seek treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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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How can I know if i got bit by a brown recluse?

See below: The area of the bite will initially have a bulls eye formation of 2 or 3 different colors. Then the tissue in the center of the bite starts to die. If suspected, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should you do if a brown recluse bites you?

What should you do if a brown recluse bites you?

Brown recluse: First you should take the spider of course if it is possible to be identified. About half the time the bite doesn't cause any issues. The ready cause some potentially skin and soft tissue necrosis. Head to an emergency room if you have this or other symptoms such as fevers, nausea or vomiting. ...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?

Necrosis: The most common complication of a spider bite is infection. A brown recluse bite causes necrosis which refers to dead tissue. Even if not infected, over time, tissue surrounding the bite dies in a pattern equidistant from the bite like the inside of a bowl. Surgeons refer to the removal of this dead tissue as saucerizing where necrotic tissue is scooped out daily until the toxin stops spreading. ...Read more

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How to know if i've been bitten by a brown recluse?

You may or may not: know. rown 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint ...Read more

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