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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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 >. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 > ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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What are the differences between viper and spider bites?

Bite marks and venom: Spider bites have typically one site of envenomation and most pit vipers have two injection sites. The kind of venom and its potential effects are extremely variable and depend on the animal, where the bite occurred, the size of the person, the amount of venom injected and other factors. ...Read more

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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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Should I pop my spider bites or leave them to heal on their own?

Should I pop my spider bites or leave them to heal on their own?

No: Spider bites for the majority of the time will heal on their own. If you open the wound, you can introduce infection. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of spider bites and what can be done for them?

What are symptoms of spider bites and what can be done for them?

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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How common is it for somebody to have problems from spider bites?

Not common...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the brown recluse (causes delayed local tissue destruction). These bites are relatively rare. Most "spider bites" can be treated with ice, rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. Sometimes an anti-histamine or topical steroid can also be helpful for symptoms. ...Read more

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What happens if a spider bites your eyelid

What happens if a spider bites your eyelid

Pain, swelling: This depends on the type of spider but most spider bites are ordinary house type and there is a small amount of local pain, itching, swelling and redness. It this was a brown recluse spider, really unusual as it tends to hide in house corners and is more likely to bite some other part of your body, but if it occurs, then you should get to an er or an ophthalmologist pronto. ...Read more

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Antibotic prescibed by doctor's for spider bites?

One that generally: Covers staph. Generally these are zyvox, doxycycline, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clindamycin. You have to worry about MRSA infection. Also check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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Why do spider bites get warm?

Spider bites: Inflammation or infection can both lead to heat. ...Read more

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Why do spider bites make your skin so hot?

Why do spider bites make your skin so hot?

Inflammation: Chemicals from the bite irritate the skin and blood vessels and cause an irritation ti the nerve fibers causing swelling het and possible hemorrhage in the skin. Bites can also become infected. ...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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Does clear fluid come out of spider bites?

Blister could occur: But frankly, it can be hard to know it is a spider bite without seeing the 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

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What can I do for itching from spider bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: Usually works well. In sever reactions, an anti-histamine/benadryl will help. ...Read more

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Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

That and others: 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. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

Not many: Brown recluse spiders are mostly in the midwest, usually in basements and hidden areas. They are not aggressive but will bite if disturbed. Most spider bites are by other species. Look for the fiddle pattern on the spider. Bites are rare but need serious attention as they lead to a persistent necrosis which can last for months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to all spider bites?

Spider bites: Rather stings, usually cause a toxic reaction not an allergic reaction, not all venoms are alike, need to call poison control center case it happens, God forbids, or go to ER ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to bleed a little when a spider bites?

Is it possible for you to bleed a little when a spider bites?

Not a spider: A spider bite does not "bleed a little", it hurts like hell. Unless you saw the spider, felt a sudden pain, took the spider to an expert, it was not a spider. Spider bites are rare. This was something else. ...Read more