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What does a brown recluse bite first look like?

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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Brown Recluse Spider (Definition)

Three pairs of eyes instead of the usual four makes the identification of the spider, the eyes making the face look like a human skull.Treatment includes dapsone. Bites often get misdiagnosed, and are frequently bacterial infections like mrsa. Brown recluse venom is a vasoconstrictor, and Nitroglycerin causes vasodilation and theoretically can prevent necrosis. Treat ...Read more


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What does it mean when a brown recluse spider bite is peeling!

What does it mean when a brown recluse spider bite is peeling!

It depends: Peeling skin around a wound could be both good and bad. It is good if the wound is healing the peeling skin is from the aw that has healed below tat skin and the body is shedding it. It would be bad if the skin peeling was a result of worsening infection and the skin was peeling because additional skin was dying. See your doctor who should be able to tell the deference. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider look like dead?

Brown Recluse: In the mature brown recluse spider as well as some other species of recluse spiders, the dark violin marking is well defined, with the neck of the violin pointing toward the bulbous abdomen. The abdomen is uniformly colored, although the coloration can range from light tan to dark brown, and is covered with numerous fine hairs that provide a velvety appearance. ...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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Will a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

Will a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

My story: I was bit by a brown recluse over twenty years ago. It did not hurt when bit. But i went on to have fever, swelling of my arm, necrosis of tissue around the bite and i had musculo-skeletal pain all over. I basically felt like roadkill. My understanding is that some people don't have much of reaction to it. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

A : A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

There is often no: Pain when they actually bite you.A blister develops with swelling. It then enlarges, hardens ; becomes red. This develops into an ulcer. Other symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, joint pain, fevers, chills and possibly a rash over the body with small red to purple dots. This can be a painful condition. ...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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Does a spider bite look like a water blister?

Does a spider bite look like a water blister?

That could be one: Presentation. But, if you didn't see a spider - i wouldn't automatically assume that you were bit by a spider. This finding can occur with a variety of insect bites ; stings. Take care. ...Read more

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Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Brown recluse bites: Brown recluse bites often start as a bruise then often a dark black dot of necrosis in a center of a hard area of fat necrosis often getting red and infected. ...Read more

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What does a poisonous spider bite look like.?

What  does  a  poisonous  spider  bite  look  like.?

Depends: This depends on the stage and severity of the bite. See http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/page11_em.Htm for pictures of the most severe bites and the spider and it's range. Please note that most bites do not reach these last stages! as for black widow bites, see http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/black_widow_spider_bite/article_em.Htm. ...Read more

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What does a black dot on a mosquito bite mean?

What does a black dot on a mosquito bite mean?

Black Dot with Bite: The back dot in a mosquito bite could be the formation of a scab from a small amount of blood. ...Read more

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What does a red back spider bite look like?

Australian spider: Nothing much at first. After about an hour it is red, swollen, painful. There is an antivenom. Try to be really sure of what it is, preferably by taking the spider to the treatment center. ...Read more

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Does a bat bite feel itching as a mosquito bite feels?

Does a bat bite feel itching as a mosquito bite feels?

Not necessarily: Bat bites may not itch and may not hurt either. If you have the slightest doubt about a bat bite, see your doctor and get rabies vaccine. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse bite cause a rash on your hands?

Can a brown recluse bite cause a rash on your hands?

Where's the bite: Brown recluse bites generally cause tissue death where the bite is. There is normally not a rash on other parts of the body. You may have a red area extending out from around the bite. ...Read more

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Do tick bites itch a week later?

Do tick bites itch a week later?

Tick bites: They definitely can. It is an irritant that the body reacts to with an immune response. ...Read more

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Is it bad if a mosquito bite turns purple?

Is it bad if a mosquito bite turns purple?

Normal: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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What spider leaves a bite that looks like ringworm ???

What spider leaves a bite that looks like ringworm ???

Probably none: If it looks like ringworm it is probably ringworm and not a spider bite. Have your doctor look at it to see what could be going on. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more