Spider Bite Symptoms

How to recognize  Spider Bite Symptoms ?


This is how a spider bite looks like

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Severe Spider Bite Symptoms:

  • Allergic reaction – includes symptoms such as swelling of the tongue, lips, hands, eyelids and feet.
  • A person experiences shock, difficulty breathing and coughing, redness of the skin, nausea, confusion and dizziness.
  • A toxic reaction to the black widow and the brown recluse spider bite.
  • A reaction to the antiserum which is used to treat spider bites and its symptoms.


How to react if spider bites you?

This reaction takes the form of hives and it resembles the symptoms of a flu. It happens after a while upon taking the antiserum. If you recognize any of these symptoms you should see a doctor immediately.
The first symptoms of spider bite illness appear ten minutes after a person was bitten, in some cases they can appear hours later. The patient experiences convulsions and burning sensation in the area of the bite, directly after he or she was bitten.

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Health education is the most important thing for the prevention of spider bites (informing the population about the spiders and their bites). The mechanization of agriculture, use of protective clothes and extermination of poisonous spiders (modern insecticides) are also very important preventive methods.Various products can be found in pharmacies and they can be bought with a doctor’s prescription.



Wash the bite site with soap and water. Repeat this two or three times a day until the skin heals. Apply cold compresses.To prevent the development of infection, apply antibiotic grease around the area of the bite and keep your hands clean.

If you have any reason to believe that you have been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, put ice on the bite area and go to the emergency room!

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