Brown Recluse Spider Bite (Treatment) Stages/Pictures/Images
Loxosceles reclusa known as spider with necrotic venom. Most spiders are harmless (non poisonous to human). More than 20000 species of spiders inhabit the Americas and only very few are capable to bite human. Black Widow, Brown Widow, Brown Recluse known as most poisonous spiders in the world. Death from brown recluse spiders have been reported only in children below seven year. L. recluse are native of midwestern and southwestern states.
Brown recluse features – recluse spider notable for their characteristic violin pattern on back. Yellowish tan to dark brown in color and darker legs. These spiders have six legs and eight eyes (small eyes and too small to be seen with naked eyes).
Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Brown Recluse Bite – venom is highly poisonous and many times more potent than rattlesnakes. Poison of recluse is extremely toxic to cells and tissues. Venom a collection of enzymes and cause destruction of local cell membranes. This situation called necrosis. Bite cause – Destruction of RBC, Low platelet count, Blood clots, Acute renal failure, coma, death etc.
Brown recluse bite symptoms – Usually painless bite and unnoticed upto 8 hours. bee sting like noticed at time of bite and white blister may appear. Common symptoms – Severe pain at bite after few hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever and muscle pain (myalgias).
Necrotic lesions can be difficult to manage, early surgery to remove dead tissues.
In starting bite site mild red and appear fang marks. Local reaction more severe and blistering, blue coloration and leading to necrosis condition (severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders but very rarely).
Brown Recluse Bites Pictures
Reddened skin and may follow by blister that forms at bite site. After few time mild pain and itching may occur (with in 2-8 hours).
After that open sore with breakdown of tissue (necrosis develop in 1 week or more following the bite).
Some people have more pain and systemic reactions like red blood cells and anemia.
Brown recluse spider bite treatment – Pain killer such as NSAID’s acetaminophen and others. Not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20.
Antihistamines like loratadine or diphenhydramine (it may cause you sleepy).
Antibiotics if infection is present and others.
Loxosceles reclusa bite stages
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Wash with cool water and soap
Apply ice to lower decrease pain and swelling, elevate area (if possible above the level of heart).
Avoid strenuous activities, because spider venom may spread in victim’s skin.
Steps to be Avoid to perform – Do not apply heat (it may enhance tissue destruction), do not apply any steroid cream like hydrocortisone. Also do not use any suction technique.
How do I prevent a brown recluse spider bite
perform routine house cleaning
reduce clutter in garages, attics and basements.
Can also used yellow or sodium vapor light color bulbs near entrance (these lights are less attractive to insects.
building material, firewood, debris should be away from home. clean shutters from outsides of home.
Brown recluse spider are not aggressive and can be bite in defense and adverse situation. How L. recluse spider bite diagnosed.
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Doctor will try to diagnosed spider bite and venomous. It is difficult because most of the victims doesn’t realise. they have been bitten before developing symptoms. In general lab tests but in severe case than lab test includes complete blood count, electrolytes. kidney function studies, blood clotting studies and urine analysis.
Necrotic lesions can be difficult to manage and early surgery to remove dead tissues ( to be seen improve. Wide area of tissue around wound to remove.