What are signs of a brown recluse bite
Victims may experience these symptoms: Severe pain at bite site after about four hours , Severe itching, Nausea, Vomiting MORE? [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-are-signs-of-a-brown-recluse-bite ]
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- What are the signs or symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite??
- Brown recluse spider bites on the hands or feet are common, but you may find them anywhere on your body. You may not feel anything at first. Within hours after the bite, you may have any of the following: Mild burning feeling or irritatio...
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- Does any one know what a brown recluse bite feels like?
- Q: how long after the bite are there signs or symptoms?
- A: I was bitten in the middle of the night. Apparently, I rolled over on him in my sleep. Stung like the dickens & woke me up. The next morning I had a hot, red, itchy spot on my thigh where he bit me and by the end of the day, it was bigger than a saucer. Itched so bad I could hardly stand it and the only thing that helped the itching was an ice pack. Its been awhile, so I can't remember how they treated it, but eventually, the redness faded & itching stopped. I was lucky - have no scar. My advice: go to the Dr. ASAP.
- I think I've been bitten by a brown recluse spider, but I don't know for sure.?
- Q: I have like a birth mark on my arm. It's small & pinkish. I've had alot of brown recluse spiders around my house and inside it. I'm afraid I might of been bitten. Does anyone know any signs to be positive if it is or isn't a brown recluse bite? Don't tell me to go to the Doctor, if it gets bigger I will, but for right now I'm just wondering what it is.
- A: The physical reaction to a brown recluse spider bite depends on the amount of venom injected and an individual's sensitivity to it. Some people are unaffected by a bite, whereas others experience immediate or delayed effects as the venom kills the tissues (necrosis) at the site of the bite. Many brown recluse bites cause just a little red mark that heals without event. The vast majority of brown recluse bites heal without severe scarring (http://spiders.ucr.edu/avoidbites.html).Initially, the bite may feel like a pinprick or go unnoticed. Some may not be aware of the bite for 2 to 8 hours. Others feel a stinging sensation followed by intense pain. Infrequently, some victims experience general systemic reactions that may include restlessness, generalized itching, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or shock. A small white blister usually initially rises at the bite site surrounded by a swollen area. The affected area enlarges and becomes red, and the tissue is hard to the touch for some time. The lesion from a brown recluse spider bite is a dry, blue-gray or blue-white, irregular sinking patch with ragged edges and surrounding redness--termed the "red, white, and blue sign." The lesion usually is 1½ inches by 2¾ inches or smaller.If bitten, remain calm, and immediately seek medical attention (contact your physician, hospital and/or poison control center). Apply an ice pack directly to the bite area to relieve swelling and pain. Collect the spider (even a mangled specimen has diagnostic value), if possible, for positive identification by a spider expert. A plastic bag, small jar, or pill vial is useful and no preservative is necessary, but rubbing alcohol helps to preserve the spider.It is difficult for a physician to accurately diagnose a "brown recluse bite" based simply on wound characteristics. It is absolutely necessary to have the spider for a positive identification. Necrotic wounds can result from a variety of agents such as bacteria (Staphylococcus, "flesh-eating" Streptococcus, etc.), viruses, fungi, and arthropods (non-recluse spiders, centipedes, mites, ticks, wasps, bedbugs, kissing bugs, biting flies, etc.). Necrotic conditions also can be caused by vascular and lymphatic disorders, drug reactions, underlying diseases states, and a variety of other agents.
- Brown recluse spider bite?
- Q: long story :/ so i was sitting watching mtv...i felt something keep crawling up my leg... so i was just like 'whatever" and kept kicking my leg....so finally i got frustrated and lifted back my pant leg and out falls a brown recluse...i have no clue if it bit me and this happened about an hour ago...i don't think it's necessary to go especially if i don't know for sure if i got bit...so i guess the question is.... am i doing the right thing until waiting to see a sign if i got bit or not?
- A: Just keep an eye out for any odd bumps, redness, swelling, etc. If you do see anything out of the ordinary, get to the doctor/ urgent care clinic/ ER. Brown recluse bites can turn out pretty serious, but can be treated easily if caught early. Good luck!
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