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What Comes Out Of A Spider Bite
What is the white stuff that comes out of a spider bite before the oozing pus. Its more lumpy than actual pus. Once that stuff comes drainage is worse?
Not a spider bite: Did you see and feel the spider attack? Did you take the spider to a genuine expert for identification? If not, you have something else. Your description is not concordant with venomous spider bite. In fact, USA spider bites are RARE and mostly confined to the southwestern states. See a better Dr. ...Read more
Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection.
Spider bite: 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.Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Mild stinging sensation when bitten.
Slight swelling around one or two small bite marks
dull, numbing pain progressing from the bite site to your abdomen and back withen one hour.
Severe cramping or rigidity in your abdominal muscles.
Generalized, severe pain in your muscles and joints, abdomen or back
nausea and vomiting
restlessness and anxiety. ...Read more
Information: If the bite is from a non venemous spider, it should takd about three weeks. If the spider is venemous, it depends on the degree of envenomation of the tissue. If the bite develops a dark black center, it may reqire surgery to remove it and alow healing to occur. Spider venom can stay in the tissue a long time. ...Read more
Rare: Unless you actually saw the spider most of these lesions are actually due to MRSA infections and you should be seen and treated by a doctor. Spiders rarely bite humans and when they do the only ones in usa which are serious are the brown spider (loxsoceles reclusa) and the black widow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time.: Remember that once a spider bite occurs, it takes your body a period of time to remove the offending toxins. What is most important is for you to be sure that the spider did not additionally infect you with a bacteria which may have been present in its mouth at the time of the bite. You may need to visit your doctor if you suspect an infection at the site of the bite. ...Read more
First, avoid infect: A spider bite can cause a large amount of redness and swelling, and since the bite causes a break in the skin barrier, it could leave exposure to strep or staph or skin organism to get onto the soft tissues causing infection (cellulitis). So first keep area very clean. Then I suggest a mild Hydrocortisone cream 0.5% (otc), alternating with an antibiotic cream. Don't scratch! ...Read more
Need doctor help! Is my visible and dark vein because of a spider bite or a minor injury? What signs to look for?
If there is just a: Visible, dark vein with no other findings - not sure why you would think it was a spider bite. 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
Usually not: Assuming typical skin abscess or "spider bite", I would not expect these blood tests to be abnormal. It would take a very large skin abscess (probably golf ball size or larger) to elevate WBC, and even this wouldn't affect RBC or platelet counts. A "spider bite" certainly wouldn't cause any such abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
In US - 2 of: Significance are black widow & brown recluse. ...Read more
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