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I got bit by brown recluse 3yrs ago. Have had health issues since. Now they saying my white blood cells r high. No sign of infection. What is it?

I got bit by brown recluse 3yrs ago. Have had health issues since. Now they saying my white blood cells r high. No sign of infection. What is it?

Spider bite: Unless your spider bite never healed your elevated white count is caused by something else keep your md aware of ant new symptoms so he can find out the cause. ...Read more

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

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

Initially, the only: Certain way to know is if you the culprit in the act. When bitten by a brown recluse spider there often is no pain initially. 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. ...Read more

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I think I got bit by a brown recluse. What are the signs?

I think I got bit by a brown recluse. What are the signs?

Central spot: It begins as a small puncture wound which progresses to surrounding redness with central tissue death. ...Read more

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My autistic uncle got bit by a brown recluse spider we took him to the urgent care but he flipped out at the new enviornment and would not get help?

Needs emergent help: If in fact it is a brown recluse, you must take him to the emergency room regardless of his behavior. It would be important to bring the spider in with you on some sort of container alive or dead. I can say that these types of spiders are oftent misidentified, however when they do bite, time is VERY important in terms if treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Got bit by a brown recluse on my back went to the er was put in bactrim and was told to watch the site for further progressions how long will this las?

Serious sting: Brown recluse spider bites can lead to very serious after effects. If indeed you were stung by a brown recluse spider you may experience progressive local necrosis or something equally bad. I would strongly advise you to ask your primary care physician to refer you to a infectious disease specialist for a second opinion very soon. ...Read more

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I think my hubby may been bit by brown recluse. It is scaly and black dot in middle. Pls what do u think?

Don't think it is.: Brown recluse spider bites are actually rather rare. Usually there is stinging sensation rather quickly and the area looks red and inflammed (not black dot). Within a few hours, there is usually severe pain, and area becomes more inflammed and thick. Within 24 hrs, it becomes a big blister. Clean area with cool water and soap, apply ice pack to area, keep at rest. If above changes occur, see doc. ...Read more

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Bit by Brown recluse a week ago &prescribed Keflex 2000 mg/day should I get second opinion? Why is the area now warm With Yellowish gray in the middle

Bit by Brown recluse a week ago &prescribed Keflex 2000 mg/day should I get second opinion? Why is the area now warm With Yellowish gray in the middle

Loxosceles reclusa: The bite forms a necrotizing ulcer that destroys soft tissue and may take months to heal, leaving deep scars. These may become painful and itchy within 2 to 8 hours. Pain and other things worsen 12 to 36 hours after the bite, and the necrosis develops over the next few days. This often requires surgery to debride the area, not antibiotics unless there is secondary infection. ...Read more

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Think I was bit by brown recluse, area on legs feels swollen, no stining, less than hour ago, will my leg have to be amputated?

Very very rare: If one is bitten by a Brown Recluse spider there is a chance of local extensive necrosis. You should be seen by an urgent care or ER. There are many treatment options but none that are of proved value. The use of oral corticosteroids, Dapsone and Colchicine have been used. Early excision of necrotic areas has the best healing if indicated and should be considered. Rare amputation! Good luck. ...Read more

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My son may have touched a brown recluse spider. Is it poisonous to touch it if you are not bit?

My son may have touched a brown recluse spider. Is it poisonous to touch it if you are not bit?

Only if bitten: The brown recluse spider is poisonous only if it bites a person. The spider eats insects and does not feed on humans. It may bite if startled, scared, or accidentally touched by a person. The bite site will be reddened, swollen, and painful within a few hours. If bitten, one should see his doctor or visit the emergency room for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I was bit on my back early this morning in bed. We are known to have wolf, house and brown recluse around how do I identify it itches like no other?

Spider Bites: In some cases, brown recluse spider bites can cause symptoms throughout the body. Warning signs of this syndrome include fever, rash and muscle pain.
The venom of the wolf spider is poisonous, but usually not overly harmful. Bites cause pain, inflammation, itchiness and tenderness. Lymph nodes may become swollen due to the immune. You most likely did not have a poisionious spider bite. Use Cortaid (hydrocortisone) ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you get bit by a brown recluse should you go to a hospital?

That depends: 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 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 pains > ...Read more

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Sitting on couch and had a spider crawling on arm and it was very small but looked like brown recluse. How do ik if it bit me?

Sitting on couch and had a spider crawling on arm and it was very small but looked like brown recluse. How do ik if it bit me?

Severe reaction: It should be pretty obvious, because the bite causes a nasty reaction. The skin may turn black at and near the bite. ...Read more

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If a brown recluse or black widow spider bit a person, what are the chances of survival?

Usually great: The most important factors that determine issues of morality or morbidity are: the age and medical condition of the patient and the severity or grade of the bite. Historically, only the very young, very old or chronically ill develop major issues. ...Read more

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What does a black widow or brown recluse bite look and do make the spot they bit swell up and red and make a red streak up your arm?

What does a black widow or brown recluse bite look and do make the spot they bit swell up and red and make a red streak up your arm?

Results of toxin: These effects are the result of the envenomation by the brown recluse and response of your body to the toxin and the consequence of tissue necrosis and possible secondary infection. ...Read more

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How lethal is the brown recluse?

Death is rare..: 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 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 pains, ...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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Can brown recluse spiders live in canada?

With Global warming: Many insects and animals are being found in areas where they have not lived in the past. I am not aware of Brown Recluse Spiders in Canada - but who knows what could happen in the future. ...Read more

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What is this brown recluse spider scare about?

See below: Brown recluse spiders (loxoceles genus) have venomous bite that can cause a lot of problems medically. This is what all the scare is about. The major problems don't happen to everyone bitten but severe medical issues can result. ...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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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?

How can you tell if you have a brown recluse bite?

Identify the spider: First, you will have picture wounds that. Are painful. Second, you need to catch the spider and take it with you to the emergency room for ID

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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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Can a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

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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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 happens if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable: 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 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 pains, ...Read more

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What happens after being bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable reactions: 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 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 pains, ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brown recluse spider?

What is the definition or description of: brown recluse spider?

Violin/Brown Recluse: 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 sooner rather than later! ...Read more

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How can I tell if the spider I was bitten by is a brown recluse?

How can I tell if the spider I was bitten by is a brown recluse?

By getting a good: Look at the spider while it is in the act. 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. ...Read more

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What occurs to you if you recieved a hundred brown recluse bites?

How is that possible: That is a highly unlikely scenario but could be fatal. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse bite be treated at home without going to the dr?

Can a brown recluse bite be treated at home without going to the dr?

Possibly: In fact most bites are mild. Seek attention if you are in severe pain, notice a prominent wound, or a generalized rash. Ice the area. Stay well hydrated and be sure you still have to pee about as much as normal! . Should be ok. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally eat a brown recluse in a milkshake?

I have never heard: Of anyone eating a brown recluse spider. So, I am not sure that we know what would occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I tell if I've been bitten by a brown recluse?

Brown Recluse: When bitten by a brown recluse spider there often is no pain initially. 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. ...Read more

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What do brown recluse bites look like in first day or 2 on a small child?

What do brown recluse bites look like in first day or 2 on a small child?

Severe: These spiders inject a substance that dissolves tissue and quickly leads to infection and abscess formation. It may have systemic effects making the victim feel faint or groggy. It is a very severe effect and if you have been bitten, get medical advice. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you were bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Could you tell me what happens if you were bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Large ulcer: Brown recluse has a fat eating poison. Once you are bitten by one, you will see an ulceration which keeps getting larger and larger. It is rare that you notice the spider itself. Treatment is surgical. ...Read more

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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