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What does a brown recluse bite look like at first?

What does a brown recluse bite look like at first?

A red spot: That does not "go away" or respond to conservative treatment. Any non-healing skin wound may become suspect for a brown recluse bite, and these can progress to skin loss and scarring. ...Read more

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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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What does a brown recluse bite first look like?

Brown Recluse: The area may have open wound with necrotic edges. There may be swelling around the bite with redness. ...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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What do brown recluse bites look like in first day or 2 on a small child?

What do brown recluse bites look like in first day or 2 on a small child?

Severe: These spiders inject a substance that dissolves tissue and quickly leads to infection and abscess formation. It may have systemic effects making the victim feel faint or groggy. It is a very severe effect and if you have been bitten, get medical advice. ...Read more

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Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Brown recluse bites: Brown recluse bites often start as a bruise then often a dark black dot of necrosis in a center of a hard area of fat necrosis often getting red and infected. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider look like dead?

Brown Recluse: In the mature brown recluse spider as well as some other species of recluse spiders, the dark violin marking is well defined, with the neck of the violin pointing toward the bulbous abdomen. The abdomen is uniformly colored, although the coloration can range from light tan to dark brown, and is covered with numerous fine hairs that provide a velvety appearance. ...Read more

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Can you feel a brown recluse bite?

RecluseSpider bite: Often bite is painless or little pain like a mosquito bite. Pain can develop two or more hours after a bite and can be severe by four hours after a bite. If you believe you have had a recluse spider bite, you should contact your doctor to report this and get advice on treating any symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a brown recluse bite?

Necrosis: The most common complication of a spider bite is infection. A brown recluse bite causes necrosis which refers to dead tissue. Even if not infected, over time, tissue surrounding the bite dies in a pattern equidistant from the bite like the inside of a bowl. Surgeons refer to the removal of this dead tissue as saucerizing where necrotic tissue is scooped out daily until the toxin stops spreading. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse bite be treated at home without going to the dr?

Can a brown recluse bite be treated at home without going to the dr?

Possibly: In fact most bites are mild. Seek attention if you are in severe pain, notice a prominent wound, or a generalized rash. Ice the area. Stay well hydrated and be sure you still have to pee about as much as normal!. Should be ok. ...Read more

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I looked in the mirror and saw a red circle looked kinda like i tried getting a piercing. its smooth and feels normal can it be a Brown Recluse bite ?

Tricky: since I cannot see what you are describing. typically a circle that is spreding outward is ERYTHEMA ANNULARE and a sign of LYME not spider bites. But that is a LARGE circle. a small red area can be a bbite. reculse bites are most notable for causing death of tissue of up to an inch around the bite often with infection too. but, doesn't mean all bites or even most do that. other insects small bites ...Read more