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Doctor insights on: How Fast Does A Brown Recluse Bite Spread

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Can you feel a brown recluse bite?

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

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 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 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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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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Where can I find pictures of a brown recluse bite?

Where can I find pictures of a brown recluse bite?

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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How long can a brown recluse bite go untreated before it causes amputation? Does mild initial symptoms mean less chance of amputation?

How long can a brown recluse bite go untreated before it causes amputation? Does mild initial symptoms mean less chance of amputation?

Necrosis: Brown recluse bites cause local tissue necrosis it does not lead to amputation. Takes time for the effect of the toxin to cause tissue damage so suspect you would see little initial symptoms. Don't panic and seek surgical care ...Read more

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Would it be fine to swim in chlorine after a brown recluse bite?

Closed wound: It should be safe if your wound/bite is closed and healed. ...Read more

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I looked in the mirror and saw a red circle looked kinda like I tried getting a piercing. Its smooth and feels normal can it be a Brown Recluse bite?

Tricky: Since I cannot see what you are describing. Typically a circle that is spreding outward is ERYTHEMA ANNULARE and a sign of LYME not spider bites. But that is a LARGE circle. A small red area can be a bbite. Reculse bites are most notable for causing death of tissue of up to an inch around the bite often with infection too. But, doesn't mean all bites or even most do that. Other insects small bites ...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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What is the difference between fibrin & puss? I have had a brown recluse bite, been treated & everything. How do I know if its infected?

Need to be seen: Either way brown recluse spider bites need to be seen by a health privider especially if there is a hard black dark center called an eschar, pain, fever, warm to touch, progressive redness or erythema and discharge. ...Read more

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The difference between a large zit or a brown recluse bite?

Can be similar: Brown recluse bite usually doesn't hurt while the zit does. Also there is bulls eye in the center of the bite.
If not sure see a doctor. Either way, if it's a bite you might need proper wound care as the center of the bite will become dead and leave a temporary hole in the skin. So good wound care is important. ...Read more

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What distinguishes how a MRSA infection looks from the appearance of a brown recluse bite?

Spider bite: Typical br spider bite has a " target" look. Central necrosis, black, surrounding purple or dark red then pink or lighter red. Mrsa usually look hemorrhagic or marooning in color. But ultimately a spider bite can have MRSA in it. See your doctor so it can be treated quickly and effiecently. ...Read more

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I have a friend who shot meth well the sopot turned black and looks like a brown recluse bite and pulse?

I have a friend who shot meth well the sopot turned black and looks like a brown recluse bite and pulse?

Local gangrene: The constriction of blood vessels in the tissue, has killed the cells which we call gangrene, and will lead to a slough and scarring.
Resembles what the spider does! ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of a brown recluse bite causing a rash on your hands instead of a solitary bite spot?

Has anyone ever heard of a brown recluse bite causing a rash on your hands instead of a solitary bite spot?

Not heard of hands.: I have only seen and heard of necrotic lesion at site of bite which can destroy tissues fairly deeply and spread out. In some cases a rash over the body occured wi small red to purple dots. ...Read more

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Had an extremely large red swollen bump that formed a whitehead. I drained it for relief. Thick whitish blood came out. Is it a brown recluse bite?

Had an extremely large red swollen bump that formed a whitehead. I drained it for relief. Thick whitish blood came out. Is it a brown recluse bite?

Skin abscess: You are describing a typical boil or abscess, which is usually caused by a bacterial infection. The best treatment is drainage, so you are on hype right track. Warm compresses help. ...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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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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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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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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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 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