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What happens after being bitten by a brown recluse spider?

What happens after being bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable reactions: 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains, ...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 happens if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable: 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains, ...Read more

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If bitten by a brown recluse spider and left untreated what usually happens to it?

Necrosis: The problem with this type of spider is the venom causes necrosis (death) of tissue. However, there really isn't a medicine that has been shown to stop this damage. Right now the best care is meticulous wound care. ...Read more

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How can I tell if the spider I was bitten by is a brown recluse?

How can I tell if the spider I was bitten by is a brown recluse?

By getting a good : look at the spider while it is in the act. 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. ...Read more

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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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How to know if i've been bitten by a brown recluse?

You may or may not: know. rown 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint ...Read more

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How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

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

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Is it possible to get bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider and not know it? I've seen a few in my house before, can they kill me?

Is it possible to get bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider and not know it? I've seen a few in my house before, can they kill me?

Not likely: It is hilly doubtful you saw both of these spiders, but not impossible. They can inflict quite a bite, usually not deadly, but with serious consequences that require medical intervention. If you think you have them in the house, have a professional exterminator deal with the problem. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I think I got bitten by a spider? How dangerous is a spider?

I think I got bitten by a spider?  How dangerous is a spider?

Usually not much: The vast majority of spider bites are from essentially harmless species that may cause a little local redness and swelling but nothing else. The two dangerous ones: 1) black widow found in woodpiles mostly (a rare problem) and 2) brown recluse found in basements and house corners. This one can cause a necrotic, enlarging wound which needs medical attention. ...Read more

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In what way can I finish healing from a brown recluse spider bite ?

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

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How serious is the bite from a black widow? I wasn't bitten but I saw a black widow spider today and I was curious. Is it lethal in chronically ill?

Quite serious: and potentially lethal in even healthy individuals but an anti-venom is available for use when the full effects of the venom are life threatening! The local reaction is also severe Hope this helps! If you are bitten apply ice KILL and bring spider in with you to ER....... Good luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Yes: But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the MRSA before and getting a secondary infection. ...Read more

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Is there a certain bug that leaves a black mark after being bitten?

Is there a certain bug that leaves a black mark after being bitten?

Some spider bites: Can leave a central black eschar ( dead tissue). That doesn't mean it is the only explanation. ...Read more

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I think i got bit by a brown recluse.. What are the signs?

Central spot: It begins as a small puncture wound which progresses to surrounding redness with central tissue death. ...Read more

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A normal 17 yr old. Who gets bitten by black widow or brown recluse spider. Does he require treatment?

A normal 17 yr old. Who gets bitten by black widow or brown recluse spider. Does he require treatment?

Find out which one: It's important to find out which one as they require very different treatments. Black widows have a neurotoxic venom that can attack the respiratory system. Brown recluse (fiddle-back or violin spiders) have a hemotoxic venom that causes necrosis and ulcer formation. Both require treatment. See your doc right away. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is brown recluse venom dangerous even after the spider is dead?

Venom: I would theorize that introducing the venom through broken skin would put one at risk for a potential reaction. See this great article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829214742.htm ...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 is the best treatment after getting bitten by a spider?

Depends: This depends on whether the spider was a medically significant venomous spider and what species or if the bite was from a non-medically significant species - and then any bite may become infected secondarily, so this should be watched too. ...Read more

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What happens after being bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable reactions: 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains, ...Read more

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What happens if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Variable: 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 surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains, ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you were bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Could you tell me what happens if you were bitten by a brown recluse spider?

Large ulcer: Brown recluse has a fat eating poison. Once you are bitten by one, you will see an ulceration which keeps getting larger and larger. It is rare that you notice the spider itself. Treatment is surgical. ...Read more

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If bitten by a brown recluse spider and left untreated what usually happens to it?

Necrosis: The problem with this type of spider is the venom causes necrosis (death) of tissue. However, there really isn't a medicine that has been shown to stop this damage. Right now the best care is meticulous wound care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bitten by a brown recluse spider and not get any symptoms?

Is it possible to get bitten by a brown recluse spider and not get any symptoms?

Unlikely: A brown recluse bite is usually painful and itchy. If you have no symptoms you may have been bitten by something else. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider and not know it? I've seen a few in my house before, can they kill me?

Not likely: It is hilly doubtful you saw both of these spiders, but not impossible. They can inflict quite a bite, usually not deadly, but with serious consequences that require medical intervention. If you think you have them in the house, have a professional exterminator deal with the problem. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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A normal 17 yr old. Who gets bitten by black widow or brown recluse spider. Does he require treatment?

Find out which one: It's important to find out which one as they require very different treatments. Black widows have a neurotoxic venom that can attack the respiratory system. Brown recluse (fiddle-back or violin spiders) have a hemotoxic venom that causes necrosis and ulcer formation. Both require treatment. See your doc right away. ...Read more

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Can a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

Can a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

There is often no: Pain when they actually bite you.A blister develops with swelling. It then enlarges, hardens ; becomes red. This develops into an ulcer. Other symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, joint pain, fevers, chills and possibly a rash over the body with small red to purple dots. This can be a painful condition. ...Read more

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Will a brown recluse spider hurt when they bite you?

My story: I was bit by a brown recluse over twenty years ago. It did not hurt when bit. But i went on to have fever, swelling of my arm, necrosis of tissue around the bite and i had musculo-skeletal pain all over. I basically felt like roadkill. My understanding is that some people don't have much of reaction to it. ...Read more

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How long does it take until the symptoms of a brown recluse spider go away?

Variable time: Human tissue can be destroyed by brown recluse venom. The victim may not feel or notice the bite when the bite happens. Initially the bite site may appear to be like any other insect bite. However over the course of a few days surrounding tissue is destroyed by the venom. The infection as well as the venom can also spread throughout the body and can be life-threatening. Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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Need photo or image of a brown recluse spider?

Need photo or image of a brown recluse spider?

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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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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My son may have touched a brown recluse spider. Is it poisonous to touch it if you are not bit?

My son may have touched a brown recluse spider. Is it poisonous to touch it if you are not bit?

Only if bitten: The brown recluse spider is poisonous only if it bites a person. The spider eats insects and does not feed on humans. It may bite if startled, scared, or accidentally touched by a person. The bite site will be reddened, swollen, and painful within a few hours. If bitten, one should see his doctor or visit the emergency room for proper treatment. ...Read more

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How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

How will a brown recluse spider bite progress?

From : Center of bite it starts like a bulls eye and becomes red inflamed and sometimes necrotic. ...Read more

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Explain the features of a brown recluse 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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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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Is a brown recluse spider bite considered very serious?

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

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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