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How bad are tarantula bites?
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can be painful
Can be painful, but not that dangerous.

In brief: Can be painful
Can be painful, but not that dangerous.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Depends on species
Many species of tarantulas are not harmful to humans.
If a tarantula bites it might be a “dry” bite – injecting little to no venom. However, the bite of some tarantulas can cause pain & swelling at the site, muscle cramping, fever, difficulty breathing and exhaustion. The chinese bird spider (a type of tarantula) has been blamed for one death in china.

In brief: Depends on species
Many species of tarantulas are not harmful to humans.
If a tarantula bites it might be a “dry” bite – injecting little to no venom. However, the bite of some tarantulas can cause pain & swelling at the site, muscle cramping, fever, difficulty breathing and exhaustion. The chinese bird spider (a type of tarantula) has been blamed for one death in china.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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