A black widow’s venom is a strong neurotoxin which affects the victim’s nervous system
Black widows prefer dark places and they will not bite unless they are disturbed in some way
Only the female spider will bite if disturbed.
The first symptom of the bite is a sharp shooting pain
Children and elderly people are more affected by the symptoms of a black widow bite since their immune system may fail to protect them.
After a few hours the bite spot will swell up
The bitten person should seek medical help as soon as possible
Some people recommend a hot bath and some recommend cold and warm compresses in order to mild down the pains of muscle spasms.
Black widow bite symptoms include nausea, difficulties while breathing and speaking, fever, dizziness, cramps and elevated blood pressure.