SPIDER BITE SYMPTOMS
The most dangerous spiders are those who can transfer enough venom to harm the bitten person with one single bite. Non poisonous spider bites are followed with symptoms which last for five to sixty minutes. Poisonous spider bites, on the other hand, are often painful for longer than twenty four hours.
The poisonous spider bite and the effect of its poison is the primary thing to be concerned about. When a spider injects venom into the skin it causes spider envenomation.
A spider bite can not be detected sometimes since a spider does not commonly bite twice. All spiders are poisonous but most of them can not inject poison into human skin and they do not have the sufficient amount of venom to harm a person.
SPIDER BITE SYMPOTMS ARE USUALLY THESE:
- Sharp and momentary pain similar to the sting of an insect
- Itch (in some cases)
- Swelling up.
Spider bites are mostly just uncomfortable and their symptoms do not last very long.
The most important thing to be aware of is the question if you were bitten by a poisonous spider, or a non-poisonous spider who may be the carrier of some disease.
Some United States spiders have specific bite symptoms which can be easily recognized. These include the black widow, the brown recluse spider etc. These spider bite symptoms usually last for only a couple of hours or a few days. More serious reactions which occur due to hypersensitivity to spider bites are mostly very rare.
Extremely sensitive people, those who are allergic to bites of certain spiders, could have serious health complications.
The reaction can be dangerous enough to lead to anafilactic shock or even death. These allergic reactions can appear even when a non-poisonous spider is involved. They can lead to swellings, fever, dizziness.
WE CAN DIVIDE SPIDERS IN TWO CATEGORIES:
- -non-poisonous spiders.
The way they bite and the symptoms of their bites are similar to the bites of most insects.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE A SPIDER BITE ?
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THE BLACK WIDOW BITE:
If a black widow bites you, you will see an area which resembles a target. It will have a circled reddish border and the insides will be pale. -It is likely you will experience cramps and muscle pain in the abdomen, back and shoulders area. -Be alert for fever, insomnia, headache and nausea. These symptoms are closely related to the black widow’s venomous bite.
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER BITE:
If you recognize symptoms such as itch and burning sensation after you were bitten then it is likely you were bitten by the brown recluse spider. This spider’s bite usually takes the form of a target-area, then it transforms into a blister which, after it pops, leaves a rash of reddish colour after a day or two.
A tarantulas bite is very painful, so if you feel pain similar to a wasp sting pain, this is probably the spider who bit you.This is basically shooting pain in the bite area.
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:
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.
The early pain starts from the lymph node and then the pain spreads onto the waist area, the spine, abdomen, lower legs and thies.
This patient experiences contractions in the thorax area, cold sweat, shivers and sometimes obstructions of body muscles.
He or she can not stand or sit and due to enormous pains this person is prone to roll and twitch all over the bed. Basically, the patient experiences very painful symptoms as if he or she is dying.
These intense symptoms last for the first twenty four hours. After the first day the pain descends into the feet, followed by a burning sensation.
This second day brings other symptoms such as flamed- up cheeks and swallen eyelids.
The person is exhausted from going through massive pains and insomnia but does not look that alarmingly sick anymore although still experiencing pains in legs and feet.
The burning sensation in the patients feet is also present.
The third day brings alleviation from intense symptoms but the patient still feels both painful and burning feet, experiences numbness and headache followed by extreme fatigue.
After a few days, the patient may have skin rash. When the illness is not treated medically it can approximately last for seven days. Some can carry this illness for a shorter amount of time and some notably longer, all within three weeks.
Death can rarely occur in spider bite illness, but some patients, especially those who have a high blood pressure and heart disease, may experience complications which can ultimately lead to death.
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!