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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Depends on how you

reacte to the bite.
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. An infection could set in. Could have a large amount of necrotic tissues

In brief: Depends on how you

reacte to the bite.
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. An infection could set in. Could have a large amount of necrotic tissues
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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