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What are the symptoms to a spider bite?

As I was saying what are symptoms from a spider bite from a regular house spider?

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Spider Bite Symptoms

    Determining whether a victim has been bitten by a spider may be impossible. Studies of brown recluse spiders have shown that victims seek treatment more than three days after their bites, making it nearly impossible to identify the culprit. Black widow bites are often identified only by symptoms of its venom, without any visible local bite.

    Local reactions to bites from all manner of toxic bugs look the same:





    Victims should be concerned when a local reaction continues to get worse for more than 24 hours. Look for redness spreading away from the bite, drainage from the bite, increase in pain, numbness/tingling, or a discolaration around the bite that looks like a halo or bullseye.

    Victims should also call a doctor if they are not up to date on their tetanus vaccinations.

  • 1 decade ago

    The symptoms of a spider bite depend largely on which spider bit you.

    A black widow's bite symptoms are swelling and redness that spreads beyond the bite, intense stabbing pain at the site, pain in the stomach and back, dizziness, muscle cramps and altered conscious.

    Treatment: Clean the wound with soap and water, apply ice: 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Seek medical attention.

    A brown recluse has swelling and redness with a "bullseye" at the bite site, so it looks white in the middle with a red ring around the middle forming what's called the target. Dizziness, muscles cramps and altered conscious can occur with this bite too.

    Treatment: Clean the wound with antiseptic and apply ice: 20 minute on and 20 off. Seek medical attention b/c these symptoms are only the beginning of what a brown recluse bite will do to you.

    A hobo spider's bite has similar symptoms to the brown recluse and treatment is the same. Apply antiseptic, ice for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off, then seek medical attention.

    Source(s): Paramedic
  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Sometimes in addition to other symptoms mentioned in other answers, the area around the bite may feel cold and sweating may occur, for example a bite on the hand may produce a cold feeling on the skin of the arm with some perspiration. This kind of bite may have affected the localized nerves. You should go to nearest Emergency Room if this is the case. The area adjacent to bite can be painful.

  • nikki
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Itchy, red, swollen patch is usual.

    Severe symptoms can include sweating, muscle twitching, salivation, hypertension, vomiting, dilated puils, blistering, dizziness, headache, death.

    These are all dependent of where you live and what spider is considered a "regular house spider".

    I am from QLD, Australia, where Redbacks and Funnelweb spiders are common and dangerous.

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  • 1 decade ago

    a spider bite usually leaves two small holes where you have been biten... red itchy swollen surface and puss may seep out

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    that is very possible i would reccommend going to the ER.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Maybe that is correct

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