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What happens after being bitten by a brown recluse spider?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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,

In brief: 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,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
restlessness & shock. I had a significant reaction - lost a lot of tissue, had fevers, chills, muscle pains all over.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Brown recluse

Victims may experience these symptoms:severe pain at bite site after about four hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain).
Sever symptoms include: blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare).

In brief: Brown recluse

Victims may experience these symptoms:severe pain at bite site after about four hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain).
Sever symptoms include: blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare).
Dr. Michael Fisher
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