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I think I got bitten by a spider? How dangerous is a spider?

I think I got bitten by a spider?  How dangerous is a spider?

Usually not much: The vast majority of spider bites are from essentially harmless species that may cause a little local redness and swelling but nothing else. The two dangerous ones: 1) black widow found in woodpiles mostly (a rare problem) and 2) brown recluse found in basements and house corners. This one can cause a necrotic, enlarging wound which needs medical attention. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got bitten by a small brown spider around 4pm and now my bite has swollen, bright red and is as big as golf ball, it's really itchy. It's my first ever spider bite so I don't Know if it's bad or not.

Yesterday I got bitten by a small brown spider around 4pm and now my bite has swollen, bright red and is as big as golf ball,  it's really itchy. It's my first ever spider bite so I don't Know if it's bad or not.

See a dermatologist: Where do you live? The brown recluse spider is large, lives mostly in SW USA, and does not attack easily. I hope you saved the spider ( if it really is a spider) for expert identification. Whatever you have will be best treated by a DR with knowledge about these things. You need not experiment on yourself. Seek help. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have got bitten by a spider?

How do I know if I have got bitten by a spider?

Depends: It is hard to tell. Redness, swelling and warmth at the site can be due to any insect bite, and these symptoms can last for on average 48-72 h. If there are any signs of an infection developing like oozing, pain at the sites, red streaking leading away from the sites, fevers associated with the above symptoms, nausea, vomiting, a black area developing in the center, get seen! also, see picture. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a spider and now joints are sore and have an invertigo like feeling. Do u know what sort of spider causes those symptoms in australia?

I got bitten by a spider and now joints are sore and have an invertigo like feeling. Do u know what sort of spider causes those symptoms in australia?

Spider: Spider bites can be nasty. Your symptoms can come from any toxin from almost any spider. Check the bite site and see what is happening there. Given that you have vertigo which you never had before may be a sign of neural toxicity - i would go have this checked. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a spider or a bug on my hand and now it is blistering. I feel a burning, numbing sensation. Am i going to need medical assistance?

Spider bite: There are so many types of insect bites and some can produce frightening symptoms. Hopefully this is limited to your hand but i suggest a visit to your doc to diagnose and contain the situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I do if I got bitten by a black widow spider?

Black widow bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief may require the use of narcotics and Antivenin (antitoxin to counteract the effects of the spider venom). ...Read more

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I got bitten by a wolf spider 3 years ago. It seems when I am under stress all the same symptoms and lesion come back. Is that normal?

I got bitten by a wolf spider 3 years ago. It seems when I am under stress all the same symptoms and lesion come back. Is that normal?

If you still have: rash, inflammation, itching, swelling or pain, then you need to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. A bite from 3 years ago should not have lingering symptoms reappearing. You may have had a tick bite instead ? Please proceed to see a healthcare provider. And thanks for trusting in Healthtap. ...Read more