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Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spider Bite

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What symptoms did you experience as a result of a spider bite? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Toby, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I was bitten by a brown recluse spider. The first day it was just a large round itchy spot. It was pink. The next day it turned bluish. The following days the skin started turning raw. Little blisters appeared near the opening. I keep putting ointment on but it looks like it's getting larger and larger. It doesn't itch anymore it's just a little bit uncomfortable, because it feels like an open wound. I don't have insurance at the moment so I have not seen a doctor.

Medically reviewed by Robert L. Cox, MD; Board Certification Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease

REFERENCE:

"Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of widow spider bites"
UpToDate.com

"Bites of recluse spiders"
UpToDate.com

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