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.

There 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:

- Pain

- Swelling

- Nervous reactions

These 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 immediately.

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 rare cases.

- 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

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- Wolf spider bite

- Black widow spider bite

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