Painful muscle spasm
[from dynamed] symptoms of black widow spider
bite include muscle rigidity
, spasms, muscle cramping, abdominal pain, fever
, weakness, thirst, nausea
, hypertension, irritability, sometimes shock
Rarely fatal in young kids but often resolves without treatment. Found in dark, damp places, these spiders can be very aggressive if handled and should be given a wide berth!
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student