Camel Spider Bite
Camel spiders are actually not spiders at all but solpugids. They are
over fifty species in the United States and over two hundred and forty
in South Africa.
Right, is a picture of a camel spider.
They prefer desert climates. They are also known as the wind spider or the sun spider.
are many myths surrounding these spiders and camel spider bites, some
have a little truth to them and some do not. If you are bitten by a
camel spider, there are several things you need to know, so that you can
get proper treatment
To begin with, they are not venomous. You may develop an allergic reaction that can cause you pain and suffering.
Camel spider bite symptoms may include:
- Nervous reactions
can be mild or more serious. If you have severe symptoms or any of the
other symptoms shown in the picture, you might have been bitten by
another type of spider... you need to seek medical attention
There are several home remedies that you can try.
- A cold compress can be used to reduce swelling and numb the area.
It is also important to clean the area and keep it clean so it does not
become a staph infection which can lead to surgery or even death in
- When you wash the area you need to pat it dry and apply an over the counter cream.
- You can also take an oral antihistamine if you believe you are having an allergic reaction.
If you have pain you can take Tylenol or another like medication for
pain. Normally over the counter pain meds are all that you need. In
extreme cases the camel spider bite may need to be scraped by a doctor.
This can be very painful and the doctor may prescribe additional pain
medication and antibiotic cream.
Camel spider bites are not
venomous but can still cause some pain. They can also leave a horrible
scar if not treated properly. You can be bitten and have little to no
reaction but paying attention to your reactions is critical.
By Angela Mccall
Other pages on remedies-for-skin in connection with this page
- Spider bite symptoms
- Brown recluse spider
- Wolf spider bite
- Black widow spider bite
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