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Got Bit By Brown Recluse
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
MostNotHarmful But: Most spiders are not harmful.The venom from the bite may produce mild local reaction which will go away in few days.Only if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider,it can be dangerous with severe Symptoms include burning,itchingswelling around the area of the bite.When biten by poisonous spiders ,it can cause upset stomach,vomiting,abdominal pain,fever,joint pain,extreme pain at bite site,sores ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below and y'Doc: Initially, the bite might go unnoticed or have some minor burning like a bee sting. The other symptoms then may develop from 2-8 hours later, but most bites cause little tissue destruction. Initially, the site might be red and may have small fang marks in the center. The rest of the possible symptoms are related to the time period after the bite and are too involved to list here. ...Read more
Was 11 days late, had brown blood, turned red, then turned brown again then red then brown. On nexplanon. Brought on by sex. Why is this happening?
7 weeks ago I was bit by a mosquito and since then I have a light brown/yellow spot looks like a bruise. Is it normal?
I had asked a question earlier this week about itchy red spot. Now I think was a brown recluse spider bite?
Brown reculse: Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed initially because they are usually painless bites. Occasionally, some minor burning that feels like a bee sting is noticed at the time of the bite. Symptoms usually develop two to eight hours after a bite. Symptoms can include: severe pain at bite site after about 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, blistering, necrosis(tissue death). ...Read more
I went camping and got a few bites, some of which blistered. 1 bite has a dark almost black center. 1 is leaking a yellow liquid. Spider bites?
Possibly: Given what you are describing sounds like an infection and especially with the black center, do see your physician, let him examine you and possibly take a culture and treat you appropriately. Also check that the black center is not a tick. Best wishes. ...Read more
i m virgin & experienced bleeding 11 days before my period. It was brown discharge, and looked like blood a bit. Is this dangerous?
Very common: Brown is just old blood. Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I took plan b, got my period early. Blood turned into dark brown discharge, after 11 days some blood back in mix, still brown. Is something wrong?
Should start my period about nov22, nov9 and 10 had light brown spotting woke up today 11th with quite a bit of blood @6am, now light red spotting.
Depends : You are 20 days early. Do you usually get bad cramps ? Is this the first time? Have you been sexually active? Could be an infection precipitating early period, is it misscarriage? Many questions need to be answered. Do a pregnancy test if you suspect pregnancy. See a doctor if you suspect an infection. But still could be a normal mishap. ...Read more
Thought was ant bite got swollen i popped and entire toe hurt/burns o got a pink jelly came out this was 5months ago. Since then may heal somewhat nev?
See a foot doctor: Sounds like you should at minimum have a baseline x-ray performed. You do not want to get or have an underling bone infection from improper treatment. I have never heard of pink jelly in a foot. The only pink jelly i know goes with peanut butter on a sandwich. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend was bite by a spider and was giving steriods. Now it is leaking a brownish (bloody) discharge. Is this normal?
Got stung by a honey bee on toe 2 days ago and foot is swollen. Got tetanus shot and medications yesterday but became purplish today. Is it normal?
No: No, I would not say it is normal. It may be just related to the sting, but you may also be developing an infection in that area. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Yesterday I got bit by something and it was burning and looked like a mosquito bite but today it's itchy and almost looks like a hickey?
28wks pregnant, got examined last night as having brown discharge, today there was more but yellow, bit brown, will this be just from the jelly used?
Very common: To have some spotting, or brown discharge (older spotting) after a cervical exam. If you start having any bright red bleeding or cramping you should see your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got bit by a brown recluse 11 years ago and the bite never went away. Recently my whole leg has swollen up and i may have necrosis.
Spider: Not possible that a bite 11years ago is the cause of what is happening now. Please see a doctor its probably something else. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband was bit by a brown recluse. The doctor said they couldn’t do anything until the boil popped. Should we wait or pop it safely?
Wait: Popping it on purpose will expose raw tissue and it is more likely to get infected. If you wait, the underlying tissue will have time to heal some. ...Read more
Think i was bit by a brown recluse spider and when i squeeze it only clear liquid comes out but it's hard, red, swollen, and very tender. What do i do?
Brown recluse spider: SEEK immediate medical attention!Get a more detailed answer ›
I was bit by a brown recluse 8 days ago. A hard knot has formed around the bite , is this normal? Treated at er, received antibiotic for any infection and now treating wound at home.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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