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Doctor insights on: Spider Bites That Turn Black

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How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

Varies: Although serious, a black widow bite is rarely lethal. Spider has red hourglass marking on its belly. Bite like a pinprick. Many times not noticed at first slight swelling and faint red marks, in few hours, intense pain and stiffness begin. Other signs and symptoms include: chills, fever, nausea and vomiting and severe abdominal pain.

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How are black widow spider bites treated in ER for patients with medical conditions?

Black widow bites.: For severe pain a person may be given narcotics or injections of muscle relaxant. In cases where there are serious underlying medical problems Antivenin may be used.

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Is their a greater risk of death if a black wideow spider bites me on the neck in my artery than in a place with no artery?

Is their a greater risk of death if a black wideow spider bites me on the neck in my artery than in a place with no artery?

Circulation: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the area of the bite. Or in more serious cases there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If venom goes directly into an artery that is likely to have a worse outcome then a bite which doesn't connect with a blood vessel.

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I went camping and got a few bites, some of which blistered. 1 bite has a dark almost black center. 1 is leaking a yellow liquid. Spider bites?

I went camping and got a few bites, some of which blistered. 1 bite has a dark almost black center. 1 is leaking a yellow liquid. Spider bites?

Possibly: Given what you are describing sounds like an infection and especially with the black center, do see your physician, let him examine you and possibly take a culture and treat you appropriately. Also check that the black center is not a tick. Best wishes.

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Does spider bites spread?

Does spider bites spread?

Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread.

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How to heal spider bites?

How to heal spider bites?

Rapid Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.

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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 >

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What do spider bites look like?

Variable: 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 severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly >.

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Is stingose good for spider bites?

Is stingose good for spider bites?

No: If they are true spider bites, they require serious attention. If you did not see ; feel the spider it was something else. Sometimes minor irritations or insect bites are casually passed of as spider bites without any knowledge of this subject. I urge you to look up spider bites according to the area of the earth and the species of spiders. If you are in the netherlands, there are no spiders that.

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What's the big deal about spider bites?

What's 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.

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What to do for spider bites that hurt?

What to do for spider bites that hurt?

Medical attention: If the spider bite is from a brown recluse it could evolve into a nasty skin reaction with necrosis and pain --- may need antibiotics and/or steroids.

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How do spider bites on humans look like?

Variable.: 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.

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How long do spider bites take to go away?

How long do spider bites take to go away?

1-3 weeks...: As long as they do not get infected. Also depends on what type of spider. Either way, keep very clean, don't scratch, and if gets larger, redder, hot or pus-filled, get treated immediately.

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Why do spider bites take so long to heal?

Normal healing rate: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.

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Can you tell me the effects of spider bites?

Variable: 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, chills hives, weakness, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction.

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Does all spider bites have a halo around it?

Halo Insect Bites: Insect bites may be grouped, raised (papular), hive-like (urticarial) and have a surrounding halo. Occasionally a central depression, or punctum, can be seen. Almost any insect can cause a halo insect bite depending on the person.

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What kinds of spider bites can cause problems?

What kinds of spider bites can cause problems?

Spider bites that: Cause cramping of muscles in the area of the bite, generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing & tremor (black widow). Or The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat & muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle & joint >

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Could you get sick from too many spider bites?

Could you get sick from too many spider bites?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician.

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How long does it take for spider bites to heal?

Very Variable.: It depends on the type of spider, if it has toxic venom, degree of envenomation, treatment and other factors.