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Doctor insights on: Stages Of A Brown Recluse Spider Bite

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How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

From: Center of bite it starts like a bulls eye and becomes red inflamed and sometimes necrotic. ...Read more

Brown Recluse Spider (Definition)

Three pairs of eyes instead of the usual four makes the identification of the spider, the eyes making the face look like a human skull. Treatment includes dapsone. Bites often get misdiagnosed, and are frequently bacterial infections like mrsa. Brown recluse venom is a vasoconstrictor, and Nitroglycerin causes vasodilation and theoretically can prevent necrosis. Treat ...Read more


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Explain the features of a brown recluse spider bite.?

Explain the features of a brown recluse spider bite.?

Be seen: Poisonous spider bites generally cause a painful ulcerated area within hours of the bite. If he suspects a black widow or brown recluse spider bite, he should be seen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

See below: See www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more

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Is a brown recluse spider bite considered very serious?

Is a brown recluse spider bite considered very serious?

Serious: It can become infected and also the toxin can destroy the tissue locally. At times it can cause an allergic response also. ...Read more

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I think I got a brown recluse spider bite--what are the symptoms?

I think I got a brown recluse spider bite--what are the symptoms?

See below and y'Doc: Initially, the bite might go unnoticed or have some minor burning like a bee sting. The other symptoms then may develop from 2-8 hours later, but most bites cause little tissue destruction. Initially, the site might be red and may have small fang marks in the center. The rest of the possible symptoms are related to the time period after the bite and are too involved to list here. ...Read more

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Has it been shown that there are any obvious symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

Spider bite: Br spiders get blamed for a lot of wounds. If you have not placed your body part in a location where spiders like to hang out then most likely it is not a spider bite. Spider bites have a classic target lesion look. Google a picture and compare to your wound. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

See below: For brown recluse bites, see www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. As for house spiders, they shouldn't cause much issues unless the bite gets infected or unless your common house spider turns out to be a hobo spider which can give a bite similar to a recluse. ...Read more

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After 1.5 years, my husband still has residual health problems from a brown recluse spider bite. Can you give us info on this?

After 1.5 years, my husband still has residual health problems from a brown recluse spider bite. Can you give us info on this?

Are you sure: Are you sure this was spider bite? This sounds like symptoms of tick bite. See physician to make sure there is no other cause. ...Read more

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If u suspect a brown recluse spider bite but 22 hours later there's still no sign of a wound, could it be possible it wasn't that kind of spider?

Yes: The bite frequently is not felt at first and may not be painful, but can be serious. It has a potentially deadly hemotoxic venom. Most bites are minor with no necrosis. However, a small number of brown recluse bites do produce severe dermonecrotic lesions and fewer produce severe skin or systemic symptoms. Occasionally there will be minimal reaction. ...Read more

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In what way can I finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite?

Does it need to: Be surgically debrided? Did you need a tetanus shot? No signs of infection? Don't know how far out you are from the bite. When I had a brown recluse bite on my forearm - used elevation, compress (arm was really swollen), frequent debridements and rest (felt quite sick with fever). Take it easy. On the other hand, some brown recluse bites cause almost no sx's. ...Read more

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What are good ways I can finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite?

Seek immed Rx: Immediate treatment by a know, edge able experienced physician will help to limit the extent of the problem and therefore expedite healing from the injury. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite and what are the treatments?

What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite and what are the treatments?

See below: See www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone for a brown recluse spider bite how does it hel?

I was prescribed prednisone for a brown recluse spider bite how does it hel?

It doesn't: Typically the treatment is Dapsone 100 mg twice daily. In addition topical wound care would be prescribed. Oral antibiotics could also be used if a 2nd bacterial infection was considered. ...Read more

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How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

Typically first hrs: But this will vary with he degree of envenomation and systemic loxocelism. Nausea may also be the result of treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a brown recluse spider bite is peeling!

What does it mean when a brown recluse spider bite is peeling!

It depends: Peeling skin around a wound could be both good and bad. It is good if the wound is healing the peeling skin is from the aw that has healed below tat skin and the body is shedding it. It would be bad if the skin peeling was a result of worsening infection and the skin was peeling because additional skin was dying. See your doctor who should be able to tell the deference. ...Read more

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How long does the nausea last after a brown recluse spider bite?

How long does the nausea last after a brown recluse spider bite?

3 days: Typically this lasts three days but there may be other causes for the nausea such as medications. ...Read more

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What type of treatment should you get for a brown recluse spider bite?

See an MD: Get urine tested for blood, if present will need some attention. Topical nitroglycerine paste (rx also) may reduce necrosis. Get some help w/wound care.
Do not get it cut out, and do not take dapsone! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a baking soda water paste work for a brown recluse spider bite?

Brown Recluse: It may be of help. The wound is cleaned and ice packs may be applied. The extremity is elevated. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be used. Ulceration may sometimes be treated or prevented with dapsone. A tetanus shot may be necessary. Antibiotics may be necessary if the wound becomes infected. Large ulcerations could require debridement. ...Read more

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I had asked a question earlier this week about itchy red spot. Now I think was a brown recluse spider bite?

Brown reculse: Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed initially because they are usually painless bites. Occasionally, some minor burning that feels like a bee sting is noticed at the time of the bite. Symptoms usually develop two to eight hours after a bite. Symptoms can include: severe pain at bite site after about 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, blistering, necrosis (tissue death). ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse spider bite get better without seeing a doctor or taking medication? What medication would I need if so.

Brown recluse spider: This spider bite can seem trivial at first and then enlarge and grow to ulcerate the skin and form a large wound. If you think you have been bitten you should consult with your doctor and get any recommended treatment. ...Read more

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May this be a brown recluse spider bite. Started out looking like a boil then it went down. The place then got real red, painfull and puss came out now it is red swollen and looks and feels like the tissue around it is kinda ruff and tender at the same t

May this be a brown recluse spider bite. Started out looking like a boil then it went down. The place then got real red, painfull and puss came out now it is red swollen and looks and feels like the tissue around it is kinda ruff and tender at the same t

I: I can't diagnose your lesion. You indicated that you thought you saw a fang puncture mark. The brown recluse is actually quite small. It can be a quarter of an inch to a little over half an inch, so I am not sure that it would leave an obvious fang mark. I was bitten by a brown recluse about 3 decades ago. The bite was painless. A black eschar (scab) quickly formed and the skin around it was white and died quickly. My arm became markedly swollen, hot and red and I developed a high fever and muscular skeletal aches throughout my body. I lost a lot of tissue (skin and deeper tissue) from the site. It took over a week to get rid of my generalized symptoms and several months for my arm to heal in the area that I was bitten. I became quite ill from it.
Luckily, most people do not have this severe a reaction. Brown recluse bites can cause minor reactions or they can in rare cases be deadly. Hemotoxic venom is injected when they bite. In one study, over a third of bites led to necrosis (destruction) of the skin surrounding it. A systemic illness occurred in about 14 % of cases. However, the majority of people have no significant reaction to their bite.
I don't know if you have a boil or if it is a venoous bite or sting. Spider bites sometimes leave a black scab in the center (called an eschar) and there may lighter, or sloughing skin around that. If you develop fever, vomiting or a significant amount of skin is sloughing, the area of redness is continuing to grow larger and painful it would be appropriate to have it checked out by a medical provider.
Take care. I hope it heals quickly. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

A: A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

Observe: If there is good reason to believe that the spider bite is from a brown recluse, you will receive antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis. You will use cold compresses and observe the bite at home for a few days for signs of progression such as blistering, pain, color change in skin around bite and fever. If these appear, you need to go back to the ER.

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How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

How do people treat brown recluse spider bite?

NOT surgery: The drug Dapsone is often advocated, but there is no firm evidence that it helps. Nitroglycerine patches may be effective; brown recluse venom constricts blood vessels and Nitroglycerin dilates them, but again, no proof that it helps. Surgery is ineffective and may actually worsen the outcome. ...Read more