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Sitting on couch and had a spider crawling on arm and it was very small but looked like brown recluse. How do ik if it bit me?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
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In brief: Severe reaction

It should be pretty obvious, because the bite causes a nasty reaction.
The skin may turn black at and near the bite.

In brief: Severe reaction

It should be pretty obvious, because the bite causes a nasty reaction.
The skin may turn black at and near the bite.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Brown recluse bite

Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed initially because they are usually painless bites.
Occasionally, some minor burning that feels like a bee sting is noticed at the time of the bite. Symptoms usually develop two to eight hours after a bite and include itching at the site of the bite, nausea, vomiting, fever, and muscle pains. Immediate medical attention is recommended.

In brief: Brown recluse bite

Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed initially because they are usually painless bites.
Occasionally, some minor burning that feels like a bee sting is noticed at the time of the bite. Symptoms usually develop two to eight hours after a bite and include itching at the site of the bite, nausea, vomiting, fever, and muscle pains. Immediate medical attention is recommended.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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