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Is my spider bite poisonous? How can I tell?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If you have brown reccluse spider bite , it is very poisonous, you need to see a doctor righ away.
But if you did not see the spider , then look for redness, swollen , pain that gets worse with tissues surounding the bite got swollen with spreading of redness.

In brief: Depends

If you have brown reccluse spider bite , it is very poisonous, you need to see a doctor righ away.
But if you did not see the spider , then look for redness, swollen , pain that gets worse with tissues surounding the bite got swollen with spreading of redness.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Spider bite

Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site.
You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection.

In brief: Spider bite

Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site.
You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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