Bitten by a Brown Recluse Overview
Another name for Bitten by a Brown Recluse is Brown Recluse Spider Bite.
What is a brown recluse spider bite?
A person with a brown recluse spider bite has an injury to the skin from a brown recluse spider. Brown recluse spiders are tan or brown and have a fiddle-shaped marking on the back. The spider prefers, dark, dry location, such as garages and sheds.
What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?
Symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite include redness, blistering, and bruising around the bite. Eventually a skin ulcer will develop. The bite tends to cause destruction of the skin around the bite.
How does the doctor treat a brown recluse spider bite?
Treatment for a brown recluse spider bite includes wound irrigation and cleansing, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Skin grafting may be required after 6-8 weeks of wound care.
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