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What does a spider bite look like? Its was a little bigger then a quarter and left a scar after it stopped itching and I have a few on my legs

What does a spider bite look like? Its was a little bigger then a quarter and left a scar after it stopped itching and I have a few on my legs

Let me help you: Brown recluse spiders are only found in the southeast United States .There are several other species of recluse spider that are similar but less studied than the brown recluse. Brown recluse spiders are often described as having a violin-shaped mark on the back of their midsections, but that mark can be inconsistent. ...Read more

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A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a scar from a spider bite from when i was a kid? The scar left is in the middle of my forehead and depressed.

How do I get rid of a scar from a spider bite from when i was a kid? The scar left is in the middle of my forehead and depressed.

Consultation: You may want to consult with a plastic surgeon on this. S/he can look at the scar and offer opinions or suggestions about it. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin healing.
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Which treatment works the best and fastest for a brown recluse spider bite?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for a brown recluse spider bite?

Painful spider bite: A brown recluse spider can make a painful bite in a human, which can turn quickly into a area of ulceration, that may heal very slowly with a scar. The best way to treat such a spider bite is to prevent being bitten. If you are bitten, get to your doctor right away for possible injection of cortisone right into the bite area, or take oral prednisone, and be given other local care. ...Read more

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Can you die from spider bites?

Can you die from spider bites?

Not usually - but: possible if allergic. A black widow bite can cause pain that spreads to chest, abdomen or back which may be associated with abdominal cramping. There may be intense sweating near the wound or involving an effected extremity. 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 > ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure to scar
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Apply silicone gel sheeting at bedtime
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Apply silicone gel ointment in the morning
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What kind of spider bites should I be concerned about?

What kind of spider bites should I be concerned about?

In US - 2 of: significance are black widow & brown recluse. ...Read more

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Whats the big deal about spider bites?

According to who ?: Not sure what or who's big deal your referring to. Some spiders have venom and their bites can cause infection and severe inflammation. Most spiders are non venomous. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Perform scar massage techniques
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Use silicone scar sheets
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Use scar creams with scar massage techniques
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See your surgeon if possible scar revision is needed
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What are the symptoms of spider bites and are they dangerous?

What are the symptoms of spider bites and are they dangerous?

Depends: This depends on the type of spider bite and ranges from simple wound care and cleaning to Antivenin administration for latrodectus (black widow) bites to surgical debridement for an extending severely necrotic loxoceles) recluse genus) bite. ...Read more

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