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Could there be a doctor in the house that knows anything about treatment for brown recluse spider bites?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several treatments
Recluse bite treatment ranges from essentially local care with cleaning and topical antibiotic ointment to taking oral antibiotics to requiring surgical treatment, hyperbaric oxygen treatment and other more aggressive treatments.
There are degrees of envenomation and local tissue response. If you are concerned or if in a critical location (face, genitals, around eye, etc) see md immediately.

In brief: Several treatments
Recluse bite treatment ranges from essentially local care with cleaning and topical antibiotic ointment to taking oral antibiotics to requiring surgical treatment, hyperbaric oxygen treatment and other more aggressive treatments.
There are degrees of envenomation and local tissue response. If you are concerned or if in a critical location (face, genitals, around eye, etc) see md immediately.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Is there envenomatio
Not all brown recluse bites include venom. The venom is so hugely painful that you will go to emergency within a couple of hours of the bite.
Treatment varies. Without venom you can treat it as you would any insect bite. With venom seeing a surgeon very quickly is the answer as this venom destroys tissue and attention is needed to reduce the tissue loss.

In brief: Is there envenomatio
Not all brown recluse bites include venom. The venom is so hugely painful that you will go to emergency within a couple of hours of the bite.
Treatment varies. Without venom you can treat it as you would any insect bite. With venom seeing a surgeon very quickly is the answer as this venom destroys tissue and attention is needed to reduce the tissue loss.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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