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What are the consequences of brown recluse spider bite in a child?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Tissue death

Brown recluse venom causes the tissue it touches to die, resulting first in the classic "red, white, and blue" sore, and then a painful ulceration of the skin.
This can be very serious. See a doctor right away.

In brief: Tissue death

Brown recluse venom causes the tissue it touches to die, resulting first in the classic "red, white, and blue" sore, and then a painful ulceration of the skin.
This can be very serious. See a doctor right away.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
I agree. However, there are really no guaranteed treatments to neutralize the venom. Protecting against secondary infection and meticulous wound care.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
In actuality, there are no guaranteed treatments for anything. And in the case of a brown recluse bite, that does not obviate the need for immediate care.
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be severe

This spider bite can produce significant tissue damage and require surgical removal of the affected areas.
It is a local phenomenon, however, and should not produce systemic symptoms unless the area becomes secondarily infected. See a good general surgeon.

In brief: Can be severe

This spider bite can produce significant tissue damage and require surgical removal of the affected areas.
It is a local phenomenon, however, and should not produce systemic symptoms unless the area becomes secondarily infected. See a good general surgeon.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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