Black Widow Spider Bite
She is also known and feared for her bite and venom. This type of
spider bite, might not be deadly, in fact black widow bite death is
under 1%, but can be quite painful and should be treated as soon as
possible. They aren’t especially aggressive but the black widow bites
back if she feels she might be in danger.
The Black Widow is one
of the worlds most known and feared spiders. She is particularly known
for the red hourglass marking on her abdomen and most of all because of
the fact that they, on occasion, eat their mates after reproduction.
Black Widows are pretty common in the southern United States and so
are black widow spider bites. These spiders enjoy hiding in dark and
humid places, like garages and sheds, and their webs can usually be
found on low places near the ground. Because of this, one can easily get
bitten, without even seeing the spider before the attack. Many people
only realize they have been bitten when they start to suffer from the
black widow bite syptoms.
Have a look at the black widow spider
bite pictures. As you can see from our black widow spider bite photos,
the bite itself is very small and, while it most often feels like a
small sting, it can be painless.
Symptoms of black widow bite
first black widow spider bite symptom is just a little swelling. Over a
short period of time the pain increases as the venom, which is a
neurotoxin, flows through the body until it concentrates in the abdomen.
The other black widow spider bite symptoms include acute abdominal
pain, fever, nausea, chills, vomiting and perspiration. In extreme
cases, there can be convulsions and loss of consciousness.
Black widow spider bite treatment
of all, and let’s be clear about this, seek immediate medical attention
because a this type of spider bite might require a special anti-venom
medication. The black widow bite healing time is not long but the
treatment requires special attention.
Treating black widow bite
Still there are some things that can be done immediately after a bite to slow the poisoning process.
first thing to do, is to clean the wound with water and soap. The
second step is to delay the spreading of the venom. Apply a cloth
filled with ice over the bite.
Most bites won’t be particularly
dangerous but still they can’t be neglected, especially if the victim is
very young or old. The black widow bite symptoms can be very severe,
when they affect those that are more fragile but the black widow bite
treatment can be very effective, especially if done quickly after a
By Diogo Gabriel Mourato
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