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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Brown Widow Spider Bite

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How long do symptoms of a black widow spider bite last after intevenous drugs are given?

How long do symptoms of a black widow spider bite last after intevenous drugs are given?

Depends: Generally, after Antivenin is administered, as long as no allergic reactions occurs, symptoms should begin to abate within minutes to hours. However, this also depends on whether enough Antivenin is given. ...Read more

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Can you survive a black widow spider bite?

Most often, yes.: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor.
If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Although death from a bite is not common – it. ...Read more

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How should I treat black widow spider bite?

How should I treat black widow spider bite?

Local care: The majority of patients who experience a widow spider bite require only local care of the lesion. Patients with severe envenomations could require supportive care and monitoring for complications. General measures following a bite including cleaning the area with soap and water and oral pain meds. Treatment of muscle spasm and tetanus prophylaxis may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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What can be doen for a black widow spider bite?

Seek attention: If you know that you have been bitten by a black widow, seek medical attention immediately as the symptoms usually start within 20 minutes to 1 hour after the bite. The severity of the reaction depends on the age and physical condition of the person bitten. ...Read more

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What's the significance of black widow spider bite?

What's the significance of black widow spider bite?

Painful muscle spasm: [from dynamed] symptoms of black widow spider bite include muscle rigidity, spasms, muscle cramping, abdominal pain, fever, leukocytosis, dizziness, weakness, thirst, nausea, hypertension, irritability, sometimes shock. Rarely fatal in young kids but often resolves without treatment. Found in dark, damp places, these spiders can be very aggressive if handled and should be given a wide berth! ...Read more

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Describe the features of a black widow 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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Would black widow spider bite go away on its own in time ?

Would black widow spider bite go away on its own in time ?

Some do.: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor.
If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. For severe pain a person may be given narcotic. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have black widow spider bite?

Spider bite: Depending on the location of the spider bite, if you can perform your regular functions without bothering the affected area , you can. If, however, your usual duties involve repetitive pressure and contact with the injured tissue, you should not. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do for black widow spider bite at home?

Are there things I can do for black widow spider bite at home?

Sure it's a bite?: An infection with methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can also look like a spider bite. We call this type of skin infection "spider bite syndrome". I think you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

I think my child may have black widow spider bite. What would that mean?

Get help: Black widow is very very painful and possibly dangerous, so your child needs immediate attention from a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive a black widow spider bite without medical attention?

Is it possible to survive a black widow spider bite without medical attention?

Yes for some people : & no for others. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This may lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. It is rare for a healthy person to die from a black widow spider bite. An infant, elderly person or someone who already is struggling w a >>. ...Read more

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What effects could a person my size feel from a black widow spider bite? Just out of curiosity.

I don't know your: Age or size. Assume adult? Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor.
If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Although death from. ...Read more

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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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Can a black widow spider bite kill a human?

Black widow: Latrodectus mactans or black widow bites leading to death are exceeding rare. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a black widow spider bite kill you?

Can you please tell me, should a black widow spider bite kill you?

Not normally.: It is rare for a healthy person to die from a black widow spider bite. An infant, elderly person or someone who already is struggling w a serious illness is more likely to have a poor outcome. You can call the national poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 if you are bitten. Here is an excellent nih article: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002858.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you die from black widow spider bite? Are they all that fatal?

Rarely yes.: Most deaths from black widows have been either in the extreme young, old or in individuals with other severe medical issues. If you are bitten, seek medical attention regardless as Antivenin is available if needed. ...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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If a brown recluse or black widow spider bit a person, what are the chances of survival?

If a brown recluse or black widow spider bit a person, what are the chances of survival?

Usually great: The most important factors that determine issues of morality or morbidity are: the age and medical condition of the patient and the severity or grade of the bite. Historically, only the very young, very old or chronically ill develop major issues. ...Read more

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Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Spiders: Brown Recluse spiders inject a hemotoxin that leads to tissue death, and slow wound resolution. Usually the bite is unremarkable-noticed.

Black Widow spiders inject a neurotoxin that can lead to pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Death is unusual.

Hobo spider bites are thought to be similar to a Brown Recluse but not as severe. ...Read more

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Black widow spider bite symptoms what are the symptoms of a black widow spider bite and what is the recommended treatment?

Black widow spider bite symptoms what are the symptoms of a black widow spider bite and what is the recommended treatment?

Black Widow Spider: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does the bite of a black widow look like in comparison to a non-venomous spider bite?

The major difference: Is not appearance - it is symptoms. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Non-venomous. ...Read more

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What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite? Which antibiotic is best?

Spider Bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief may require the use of narcotics and Antivenin (antitoxin to counteract the effects of the spider venom). ...Read more

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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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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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What are the first symptoms of a spider bite from a brown recluse spider?

See below: 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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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