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I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

Get help: Black widow is very very painful and possibly dangerous, so your child needs immediate attention from a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a dream that I was bitten by a black widow spider; can someone interpret?

What to do if I had a dream that I was bitten by a black widow spider; can someone interpret?

Vague: You can go online or research several books and articles and you may get 100's or more interpretations. Impossible to say without having a history of events happening in your life. ...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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What should I do if I got bitten by a black widow spider?

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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Pictures of brown recluse spider bite suggest I have one. What do I do?

Pictures of brown recluse spider bite suggest I have one. What do I do?

See doc: The brown recluse (loxoceles reclusa) can cause a variety of symptoms after a bite, however, a lot of the time, the bite is minor. If the area is becoming painful, oozing, blistering, or necrotic (black dead tissue), or if you have any systemic signs like nausea, vomiting, fevers, muscle pain or other problems, then you should see a physician asap. ...Read more

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How serious is the bite from a black widow? I wasn't bitten but I saw a black widow spider today and I was curious. Is it lethal in chronically ill?

Quite serious: and potentially lethal in even healthy individuals but an anti-venom is available for use when the full effects of the venom are life threatening! The local reaction is also severe Hope this helps! If you are bitten apply ice KILL and bring spider in with you to ER....... Good luck Dr Z ...Read more

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I got bit by a black widow spider, what do I do mpw?

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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Should I be worried if I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite?

Should I be worried if I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite?

Yes and no: This all depends on how long it was since you had the bite, is the rash warm, painful or expanding? These are usually signs to worry about regardless of an insect bite or not. ...Read more

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My foot is slightly swollen and i think it may be from a bite i got around 11 this morning. I think maybe from a spider. What should I do?

My foot is slightly swollen and i think it may be from a bite i got around 11 this morning.  I think maybe from a spider. What should I do?

Seek medical advice: You need to see a physician today! sometimes you can get local allergic reactions from bites, but sometimes you can develop cellulitis - infection of the skin which needs to be treated appropriately and expeditiously. You may also want to update your tetanus shot. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been bitten by a black widow spider, what should I do now?

See physician: You should see a physician to determine if you need more specific care than simple wound care and tetnus prophylaxis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have what looks to be a spider bite?

What to do if I have what looks to be a spider bite?

? Spider bite?: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & > ...Read more

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What to do if I have a spider bite?

Possible spider bite: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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I think my child may have broken forearm. What would that mean?

I think my child may have broken forearm. What would that mean?

Forearm fracture: Most likely it would mean there is a break (fracture) in one of the two bones of the forearm, namely the ulna or radius. Depending on the location, type of fracture and amount of displacement or angulation will determine whether cast immobilization or surgery in necessary. ...Read more

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If i did got bit by a black widow, what would happen?

Black widow: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Although death from a bite is not common – it. ...Read more

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I have brown recluse bite or fire ant, what to do?

I have brown recluse bite or fire ant, what to do?

If you have a brown: Recluse spider bite- 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. A brown recluse spider bite with significant reaction - should be evaluated at an emergency room. Wash fire ant bite, keep clean ; dry. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what does it mean if I have a bruise around a tick bite?

Dental experts! what does it mean if I have a bruise around a tick bite?

Dental?!? : Ticks don't have teeth! a "bruise" around a tick "bite" could be the initial inflammatory reaction from a deer tick that is infected with lyme disease. Not every bite results in you will develop lyme disease. Speak to your physician about the symptoms and current guidelines for treatment. ...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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I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite. Is this serious?

I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite. Is this serious?

Infected?: If the site is infected or you have significant reaction medical attention is necessary. How long ago did the bite occur? Spider bites can vary from a localized reaction to an infection to severe reaction with certain spiders. If you can identify spider provide that information to doctor. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I have a black mark in between my tooth?

Could you explain why do I have a black mark in between my tooth?

Decay: Decay is most likely answer, but can also be discolored tarter, stained tooth, or many other reasons. This is not a question that can be answered on a computer screen. You need to call your dentist asap, especially if this is a cavity. Cavities are like icebergs, small on the surface, big underneath. ...Read more

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