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Doctor insights on: What Do Black Widow Spider Bites Look Like

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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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Black Widow Spider (Definition)

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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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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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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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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