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How To Treat A Brown Recluse 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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer