Bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider...

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Chewdog316

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YOu could die, if you dont go now!!!! PUT IT IN HOT WATER UNTIL YOU GET TO THE DOCTOR. HOT WATER SLOWS THE POISON AND DRAWS IT TO THE SURFACE.
 

Spartan118

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I would go know...don't die on us man! :wowie:

If bitten, remain calm, and immediately seek medical attention (contact your physician, hospital and/or poison control center). Apply an ice pack directly to the bite area to relieve swelling and pain. Collect the spider (even a mangled specimen has diagnostic value), if possible, for positive identification by a spider expert. A plastic bag, small jar, or pill vial is useful and no preservative is necessary, but rubbing alcohol helps to preserve the spider.

An effective commercial antivenin is not available. The surgical removal of tissue was once standard procedure, but now this is thought to slow down wound healing. Some physicians administer high doses of cortisone-type hormones to combat hemolysis and other systemic complications. Treatment with oral dapsone (an antibiotic used mainly for leprosy) has been suggested to reduce the degree of tissue damage. However, an effective therapy has not yet been found in controlled studies.

All info was gotten from here-
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2061.html

and...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_recluse_spider

First aid involves the application of an ice pack to control inflammation...how did you get bitten anyway?Everything im reading says it ahs to be pressed aginst your skin or what-not? I would cheak both out though.From the sounds of it you mmight not die but theres no known cure.


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They live all around the USA. I'm in IL but I've googled reports for nearly every state.

Also

(Incredibly graphic recluse spider bites if untreated. CAN CAUSE DEATH)

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/spider_bite....htm#Multimedia

lol you just talked about these spiders in adams spider post and know ur bitten...strange...
 
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adreniline

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Spartan-118 said:
I would go know...don't die on us man! :wowie:

If bitten, remain calm, and immediately seek medical attention (contact your physician, hospital and/or poison control center). Apply an ice pack directly to the bite area to relieve swelling and pain. Collect the spider (even a mangled specimen has diagnostic value), if possible, for positive identification by a spider expert. A plastic bag, small jar, or pill vial is useful and no preservative is necessary, but rubbing alcohol helps to preserve the spider.

An effective commercial antivenin is not available. The surgical removal of tissue was once standard procedure, but now this is thought to slow down wound healing. Some physicians administer high doses of cortisone-type hormones to combat hemolysis and other systemic complications. Treatment with oral dapsone (an antibiotic used mainly for leprosy) has been suggested to reduce the degree of tissue damage. However, an effective therapy has not yet been found in controlled studies.

All info was gotten from here-
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2061.html

and...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_recluse_spider

First aid involves the application of an ice pack to control inflammation...how did you get bitten anyway?Everything im reading says it ahs to be pressed aginst your skin or what-not? I would cheak both out though.From the sounds of it you mmight not die but theres no known cure.


Edit:

They live all around the USA. I'm in IL but I've googled reports for nearly every state.

Also

(Incredibly graphic recluse spider bites if untreated. CAN CAUSE DEATH)

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/spider_bite....htm#Multimedia

lol you just talked about these spiders in adams spider post and know ur bitten...strange...

I'm going in 30 minutes. And, I went in my friends crawlspace looking for his old lightsabres (long story why we wanted those).

NO ONE GO IN UNLIT AREAS. SERIOUSLY.
 
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Sean Bradley

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Brown Recluse venom is necrotic.... it this is what bit you you are in for a long and painful recovery.

Sorry to hear it. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you.
 
getting bit by a spider sucks i was bit once hurt like hell now i got this decent sized scar where i was bit anyway good luck man hope nuttin else bad happens
 

Adam

Community Founder
if i was bitten by a brown recluse, I'd come to MA and post about it instead of going to the hospital too... :dee:


I hope you're doing ok.
 

Sean Bradley

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NO ONE GO IN UNLIT AREAS. SERIOUSLY.

Another good tip is to shake out your shoes before you put them on. I know of many people who have been bitten this way by Brown Recluse or Black Widows... you're almost guaranteed to lose a toe or two if you get bitten this way.

I didn't hear where you got bit... hope you're alright.
 
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adreniline

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Hey guys. I'm back, my message won't be as lengthy as it should be because I'm only typing with one hand. I'm holding an ice pack on the back of my leg, they applied some ointment to my leg (I'm pretty sure it was aloe vera) and it made the pain a bit more bearable. I have to go there every other day to get some treatment, where they like paralyze my leg, add the ointment and what not. They gave me some antibiotics so I'll hopefully recover soon.

Thanks for the support. :heart:


(Also, Christi, how about rubbing some of that lotion on me *wink* Just kidding XD)
 
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