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Is it possible to get bitten by a brown recluse spider and not get any symptoms?

Is it possible to get bitten by a brown recluse spider and not get any symptoms?

Unlikely: A brown recluse bite is usually painful and itchy. If you have no symptoms you may have been bitten by something else. ...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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There are brown recluse spiders where I live. Is it possible to get a bite and not feel anything?

There are brown recluse spiders where I live. Is it possible to get a bite and not feel anything?

Possible: It is possible to be bitten during your sleep and not feel anything. However if you do not have any signs or symptoms of a recluse bite then you should not worry about it. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

Not many: Brown recluse spiders are mostly in the midwest, usually in basements and hidden areas. They are not aggressive but will bite if disturbed. Most spider bites are by other species. Look for the fiddle pattern on the spider. Bites are rare but need serious attention as they lead to a persistent necrosis which can last for months. ...Read more

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What must I know about a brown recluse if I get a spider bite?

What must I know about a brown recluse if I get a spider bite?

Medical Attention: These bites can be very serious causing your skin to become necrotic and slough off. Serious skin injuries could require amputation. You need to know that they inhabit dark places like the crawl space or inside your shoes. Take caution when going in dark places as they are not llkely to bite you unless they touch your skin. Use good lighting in dark places. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider and not know it? I've seen a few in my house before, can they kill me?

Is it possible to get bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider and not know it? I've seen a few in my house before, can they kill me?

Not likely: It is hilly doubtful you saw both of these spiders, but not impossible. They can inflict quite a bite, usually not deadly, but with serious consequences that require medical intervention. If you think you have them in the house, have a professional exterminator deal with the problem.
Good luck from nyc. ...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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What type of treatment should you get for a brown recluse spider bite?

See an MD: Get urine tested for blood, if present will need some attention. Topical nitroglycerine paste (rx also) may reduce necrosis. Get some help w/wound care.
Do not get it cut out, and do not take dapsone! ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for brown recluse spider bite?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for brown recluse spider bite?

Antigen response: The true response to a brown recluse bite is severe reaction to a foreign protein. It frequently gets infected also. So, the recommended treatment by a trained physician, is an antibiotic, an anti lepromatous medication and a steroid pack. This can be a serious problem requiring hospitalization, particularly in a child. Complications such as kidney failure can occur. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse spider bite get better without seeing a doctor or taking medication? What medication would I need if so.

Brown recluse spider: This spider bite can seem trivial at first and then enlarge and grow to ulcerate the skin and form a large wound. If you think you have been bitten you should consult with your doctor and get any recommended treatment. ...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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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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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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If bitten by a brown recluse spider and left untreated what usually happens to it?

Necrosis: The problem with this type of spider is the venom causes necrosis (death) of tissue. However, there really isn't a medicine that has been shown to stop this damage. Right now the best care is meticulous wound care. ...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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Brown recluse spider pictures of bites and spiders needed?

Brown recluse spider pictures of bites and spiders needed?

See below: See www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more

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What do I do if I think I've been bitten by a brown recluse spider? Er?!

Spider bite: Please be evaluated by primary care, dermatology or the ER. If it is a wound healing issue see plastic surgery and possibly Infectious Disease. Drug of Choice is Dapsone (old leprosy treatment). ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is an anti-venom for the brown recluse spider?

Brow Recluse: No antivenom-yet. There is treatment. Dapsone (an old leprosy drug) is useful. If the bite is already necrotic then debridement and wound care may be necessary. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is brown recluse venom dangerous even after the spider is dead?

Venom: I would theorize that introducing the venom through broken skin would put one at risk for a potential reaction. See this great article: http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2013/08/130829214742.htm ...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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Need photo or image of a brown recluse spider?

Need photo or image of a brown recluse spider?

See below: See www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. ...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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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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How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

Observe: If there is good reason to believe that the spider bite is from a brown recluse, you will receive antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis. You will use cold compresses and observe the bite at home for a few days for signs of progression such as blistering, pain, color change in skin around bite and fever. If these appear, you need to go back to the ER.

Best wishes ...Read more

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How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

NOT surgery: The drug Dapsone is often advocated, but there is no firm evidence that it helps. Nitroglycerine patches may be effective; brown recluse venom constricts blood vessels and Nitroglycerin dilates them, but again, no proof that it helps. Surgery is ineffective and may actually worsen the outcome. ...Read more