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Brown recluse spider bite. How can you tell you have one?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Brown recluse bite
Severe symptoms include blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare).
Minor symptoms include severe pain of bite site after 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain).

In brief: Brown recluse bite
Severe symptoms include blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare).
Minor symptoms include severe pain of bite site after 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain).
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Scott Tucker
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Best to see a doc
Recluse bites typically have an ulcerated center with a purple halo.
They can be toxic to the surrounding skin so if there is a question go see your doctor.

In brief: Best to see a doc
Recluse bites typically have an ulcerated center with a purple halo.
They can be toxic to the surrounding skin so if there is a question go see your doctor.
Dr. Scott Tucker
Dr. Scott Tucker
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