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Doctor insights on: Poisonous Bug Bite Symptoms

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Toxicity (Definition)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm ...Read more


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What bug bites are poisonous?

What bug bites are poisonous?

Arachnids & insects-: Brown tail moth, false blister beetles, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, field ants, Red fire ants, scorpions, hobo spiders, black widow, brown recluse, some millipedes, some centipedes, wolf spiders, Chiracanthium inclusum, sac spiders , Steatoda grossa &, horse flies can have venom or carry other substances that can harm humans. ...Read more

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How to prevent spider and bug bites when you go outdoors, is it lethal or poisonous, afraid of outdoors for this reason? What should I do?

How to prevent spider and bug bites when you go outdoors, is it lethal or poisonous, afraid of outdoors for this reason? What should I do?

Vigilance: You have to be on the lookout for webs, avoid walking in tall grasses/weeds/bushes. Insect repellant would reduce the risk of getting bitten. Wearing long-sleeve shirts and long pants will reduce your exposure.Overall, most bug bites are not poisonous and you shouldn't be afraid of the outdoors because of it. Consider psychologic counselling re. your phobia. ...Read more

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Is a thorn bug poisonous?

Odd looking bug.: I could not locate any literature that suggested that a thorn bug was poisonous. ...Read more

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Centipede bit me!help could it be poisonous?

Centipede bit me!help could it be poisonous?

Yes. Centipedes are: Venomous. A centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness & swelling. This pain usually resolves within several hours to several days. However, if you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage than you need to obtain medical attention. ...Read more

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What are some syptoms if you got bit by something poisonous?

What are some syptoms if you got bit by something poisonous?

Varies: Some venomous bites cause local tissue injuries such as the brown recluse spider while others like the black widow spider and many venomous snakes have a more wide spread effect. ...Read more

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My little brother got bit by a poisonous spider. How long will it take for him to heal?

My little brother got bit by a poisonous spider. How long will it take for him to heal?

Variable.: You would need to know what type of poisonous spider it is to provide an answer. Heal time can vary considerably depending on the species. ...Read more

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I live in Florida, saw snake the other day, wasn't poisonous though, what should I do if a poisonous one bites me?

I live in Florida, saw snake the other day, wasn't poisonous though, what should I do if a poisonous one bites me?

Snake bite first aid: Remain calm. Call 911. Immobilize the bitten arm or leg, and move as little as possible, remove jewelry before you start to swell. Position yourself, so that the bite is at or below the level of your heart. Clean the wound, but don't flush it with water. Apply a splint to reduce movement. DO NOT APPLY A TOURNIQUET OR ICE, DO NOT SUCK OUT THE VENOM. Check MEDLINE PLUS for more information. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a poisonous spider bite?

What are the signs of a poisonous spider bite?

Where do you live?: Almost all venomous spiders are found in the southwest: Arkansas, Texas, Arizona area. Nearly all diagnoses of "spider bite" are erroneous nonsense coming from people who are ignorant of the subject. They are usually painful. The brown recluse spider causes a large, characteristic ulcer. They are RARE. Unless you saw the bite, then took the culprit to an EXPERT , it was NOT a spider. ...Read more

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How do I treat non-poisonous spider bites?

Basic wound care: Treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetnus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. ...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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Is there a way to know if a spider bite is poisonous our not?

Is there a way to know if a spider bite is poisonous our not?

Information: Most likely by knowing the type of spider. Also by the healing pattern. The reaction to a poisonness spider bite is much larger and more intense than non poisonness bites. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lithium toxicity?

What are symptoms  of lithium toxicity?

Lithium toxicity: Lithium can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Also there can be a fine tremor of the hands or legs, muscle twitches, difficulty walking, slurred speech, nystagmus, and seizures. Management is to reduce dose or temporarily stop the drug. Lithium levels need to be monitored regularly, and kept in therapeutic range (maintenance .6 - 1 mmol/l). ...Read more

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Is my spider bite poisonous? How can I tell?

Is my spider bite poisonous?  How can I tell?

Depends: If you have brown reccluse spider bite , it is very poisonous, you need to see a doctor righ away.But if you did not see the spider , then look for redness, swollen , pain that gets worse with tissues surounding the bite got swollen with spreading of redness. ...Read more

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What does a poisonous spider bite look like.?

What  does  a  poisonous  spider  bite  look  like.?

Depends: This depends on the stage and severity of the bite. See http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/page11_em.Htm for pictures of the most severe bites and the spider and it's range. Please note that most bites do not reach these last stages! as for black widow bites, see http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/black_widow_spider_bite/article_em.Htm. ...Read more

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How do I tell what a non poisonous spider bite look like?

How do I tell what a non poisonous spider bite look like?

Did you actually see: A spider? 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. ...Read more