Spider Bite Symptoms
Can you make out whether you’ve been bitten by a spider?
bite symptoms might go unnoticed to start with, since these are likely
to be mild in the beginning. However, if you’ve been bitten by the
venomous kinds, you will soon begin to experience some of the most
typical poisonous spider bite symptoms that might need immediate medical
While most of the spiders are non-venomous, you need to be wary of a
spider bite symptom, if it is either from the Black Widow or the Brown
Recluse, both of which can be poisonous.
A Black Widow Spider has a
well-defined red-colored hourglass shape etched on its black body, while
the Brown Recluse will carry a violin-like shape on its body. Read on
for a detailed outline of the various symptoms you might experience.
Spider Bites – General symptom of spider bite
nature and intensity of a bite will depend upon various factors such as
the type of spider, part of the body it has bitten and most
importantly, the individuals reaction to the venom. General symptoms,
that might be brought on by a non-venomous spider bite could include:
• Itching, Swelling, Redness, Pain
Symptoms – Black Widow Spider Bite
Though the bite of a black widow spider is quite a dangerous one,
it's initial symptoms are not very conspicuous. All you will feel is a
small pinprick, immediately followed by some slight swelling and
redness. It is only after a few hours that you will begin to notice the
intense symptoms, from this particular type. symptoms of spider bite:
• Intense pain
• Severe stiffness
• Strong chills
• Abdominal pain
More infomation on black widow spider bites
Symptoms – Brown Recluse Spider Bite
symptoms after a spider bite, when from the Brown Recluse Spider will
also be mild in the beginning but can aggravate to quite an extent
within 8-9 hours of non-treatment.
The range of symptoms can include:
• Severe itching, Nausea, Rash, Local redness, Intense pain, Listlessness, Fever, Muscle pain
This type of a bite, if left untreated can
eventually turn into a deep, enlarging blue-colored ulcer. If ignored,
it can actually be fatal, especially in children.
In some cases,
even when the spider bite is not venomous, it can cause an extreme
allergic reaction, known as the anaphylactic shock that needs treatment.
Report to your healthcare practitioner if you experience any of the
below symptoms of a spider bite:
• Reddish rash or hives
• Rapid swelling of lips, tongue or throat
• Difficulty in breathing
• Severe cramping
• Loss of consciousness
• Cramps in the stomach
Spider Bites - Treatment Options
need to make sure that you understand spider bite symptoms, and
treatment will then come as the next step. Actually, unless you are very
sure of the symptoms, a spider bite can often be mistaken for other
skin problems such as herpes and other skin conditions. However, just to
make sure that your spider bite symptoms do not cause any further
complications; first aid should be duly administered.
Here are some of the steps you can take immediately after you notice symptoms on your body and then seek medical attention:
1. Wash and cleanse the wound using soap and water.
2. Using a snug bandage, stop the flow of the venom, especially if the bite is on your arm or leg.
3. Use a cold compress to soothe the symptoms.
by Jasmin Pannu
Other pages on remedies for skin in connection with this page on spider bite symptoms
- Brown recluse spider bite
- Black widow spider bite
- Wolf spider bite
- Camel spider bite
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