A spider bite can be a serious and painful experience, but it is rare. Mostly, spider bites are generally harmless. However, some serious cases have been reported, particularly with web spider species like Red Back spiders. The majority of bites attributed to web spiders turn out to be inflicted by other insects. With serious cases, the skin surrounding the bite area can die within hours.
There are several symptoms associated with a spider bite. Common symptoms include moderate to severe pain and swelling around the bite area. Spider bites that occur near the eyelids may cause inflammation and possible eyelid scarring. The symptoms are similar to those experienced from bee stings, with swelling, pain, and itching.
Pain from spider bites can spread to the upper abdomen. Severe pain can radiate to the groin area and thighs. Some sufferers also experience burning sensations and/or numbness. The majority of spider bite symptoms disappear in about 12 hours or less. However, in rare instances, the bite symptoms can last up to three days.
There are several different symptom categories associated with spider bites. One of the first is itching or a rash around the bite site. Most patients describe it as a rash or itching with occasional flaking. Other patients describe it as a general redness or itchiness. Rarely does a spider bite look like blisters or other infection such as cold sores.
If you do not treat your symptoms promptly, you can suffer from a severe bacterial infection. One type of this particular infection is called Brown Recluse Spider Bites Dermatitis. Another severe infection that can occur is called Brown Recluse Cysts. This is a very serious complication that can lead to death within a short period of time. The Brown Recluse is the name for the spider that commonly causes the Brown Recluse spider bite infection.
If you are bitten by a Brown Recluse spider, you should seek medical attention immediately. At the earliest indication of anaphylactic shock, oxygen deprivation, and ventricular fibrillation, intensive medical care is needed. Symptoms of Brown Recluse include wheezing, hypotension (low blood pressure), and shock. If you have had prior bitten by Brown Recluse spiders, you may have been in anaphylactic shock with or without a bite to the skin. This is due to the fact that many of the symptoms of spider bites – including fever, extreme headache, and extreme respiratory difficulty – are caused by the same chemicals that cause anaphylactic shock when a Brown Recluse spider bites. These chemicals are called tophi and strain.
The most common symptom of a spider bite is a red, irritated rash. This rash can be hot to the touch and it will feel very tender. The rash will generally start in one area of the body (usually on the foot) and spread to the other areas of your body over the next several days. It may take a few months before the full extent of the rash appears. The blistering and inflammation can be extremely painful and the blisters can rupture and ooze.
The blistering, pain, and inflammation can interfere with everyday activities such as sleeping. If you had a spider bite and are experiencing this now, there are steps you can take to help you get rid of the discomfort and the rash that accompany it. The most important thing is not to treat the bite yourself, but to see a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will be able to give you medication that will relieve the swelling, the pain, and the rash so that you can get back to your normal life.