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Stages Of A Brown Recluse Spider Bite
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
See below: See www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em. Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more
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
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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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
If you have an untreated systemic reaction to a brown recluse spider bite can you continue to have systemic problems?
After 1.5 years, my husband still has residual health problems from a brown recluse spider bite. Can you give us info on this?
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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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers