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A normal 17 yr old. Who gets bitten by black widow or brown recluse spider. Does he require treatment?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Find out which one

It's important to find out which one as they require very different treatments.
Black widows have a neurotoxic venom that can attack the respiratory system. Brown recluse (fiddle-back or violin spiders) have a hemotoxic venom that causes necrosis and ulcer formation. Both require treatment. See your doc right away.

In brief: Find out which one

It's important to find out which one as they require very different treatments.
Black widows have a neurotoxic venom that can attack the respiratory system. Brown recluse (fiddle-back or violin spiders) have a hemotoxic venom that causes necrosis and ulcer formation. Both require treatment. See your doc right away.
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Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Spider bites

In my opinion "Yes".
Both bites can lead to trouble. He should seek medical attention immediately. Hope this helps.

In brief: Spider bites

In my opinion "Yes".
Both bites can lead to trouble. He should seek medical attention immediately. Hope this helps.
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
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