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Spider IDs on the web are tangledTraverse City Record EagleEach year, many people in northern Michigan seek medical attention for what they believe to be brown recluse bites because of the nature of the symptoms. The brown recluse spider is mainly a south-central Unite States spider, with a few cases of it ...
Hunting down the baddest bugsBend BulletinA lot of things get misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bites, but there are no verified deaths from them. Q: As a veteran gardener, what was your worst bug bite? A: Apart from some fire ants, some biting midges (no-see-ums) and a couple of bee stings ...and more »
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Local spiders not Mediterranean recluse after allNewnan Times-HeraldAlso, Suiter feels there's a tendency for doctors to over-diagnose spider bites without any real evidence. Ames said Wednesday the range for the brown recluse variety that is mostly found in the Midwest extends into Georgia, as far south as Pike County ...
Protecting, treating your cat from black widow bitesSanta Ynez Valley NewsIf you suspect your pet has been bitten by this spider or the equally venomous brown recluse (aka, violin spider), grab your checkbook and seek veterinary care immediately. Since there is only one treatment available, it is costly, ...
The Skeptical Search EngineScienceBlogs (blog)... the area in which the unusual sighting was recorded. The recluse spider packs a nasty bite, but is not as common or widespread as the email you receive will suggest, and it is not as dangerous either. The Brown Recluse Spider Project has more.and more »
Author Amy Stewart hunts down the baddest of the creepy-crawliesKansas City StarA lot of things get misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bites, but there are no verified deaths from them. Q. As a veteran gardener, what was your worst bug bite? A. Apart from some fire ants, some biting midges (no-see-ums) and a couple of bee stings ...and more »
The Sting of Summer: Be Prepared, From Bites to BurnsKBOIAs for spider bites, most are harmless, but a few species of poisonous spiders can cause more serious reactions. In the southern US, brown recluse spiders can result in large, painful bites that, left untreated, can lead to loss of a limb. ...and more »
Author Amy Stewart hunts down the baddest of the creepy-crawliesSacramento BeeA lot of things get misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bites, but there are no verified deaths from them. As a veteran gardener, what was your worst bug bite? Apart from some fire ants, some biting midges (no-see-ums) and a couple of bee stings, ...
Salisbury PostFab facts about 'Wicked Bugs'Salisbury PostAnd here's a familiar foe — the brown recluse. Stewart says the spider is overly feared and too often blamed for mysterious lesions or illnesses. Its bite does cause a painful wound, but it's rarely deadly. There are so many other spiders that look ...and more »
Spider Bite Lands Man In ERabc40Because of the aggressive nature of the bite, Rolland was told by ER doctors the symptoms resembled those of a brown recluse spider bite, though the species is not native to the state. Holyoke Hospital Emergency Physician Ahmed Elmogy said no one can ...
Doctors treating more bug bitesAustin NewsSpider bites, in particular, can be dangerous. He has seen brown recluse spider bites recently as well as those from black widows. Dr. Chilton told us if you get stung by a bee or wasp, do not squeeze or pull the stinger out of your skin. ...
Brown recluse spider after four years later still having to drain it out! At the time of the bite, grandma was rushed to Er and was cut open and clear out of any affected tissue from the bite.
Spider email 'a hoax'ABC Online"There is truth in the fact that loxosceles - or the recluse spider, or the fiddle-back spider, brown recluse, are all the different names for it - does cause ulcers in probably about five to 10-per-cent of bites."and more »
...she will not need medical attention. There are a few notable exceptions to this rule, including black widow, hobo, brown recluse, wolf, mouse, and funnel-web spiders. Common spider bit symptoms include a raised red welt, possibly with a bullseye appearance,...
Spider was probably around 1" to 1 1/2" (Toe to Toe) ( I could be exaggerating) RAWR! Meh... I Had to do it... I hope there isn't any Brown Recluse Karma out there... :-\ INFO ABOUT BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS: www epestsupply com/spiders php The brown recluse spider, (loxosceles reclusa), can also inflict a very dangerous bite. The initial pain associated with the bite is not intense, and is generally less troublesome than a bee sting. Within 8 to 12 hours the pain becomes quite intense, and over a period of a few days a large ulcerous sore forms. This sore heals very slowly and often leaves a large, ugly disfiguring scar. The brown recluse is soft-bodied and secretive species found in homes and other outbuildings. The adult body varies from 1/3- to 1/2inch in length, with the arrangement of the legs producing a larger overall size of 1 inch diameter or greater. The body is yellow to dark brown, and has a rather distinctive darker brown violin shaped mark on the top of the cephalothorax. Recluse Spiders are often colored tan, but can be dark brown to almost white in appearance. The Brown Recluse Spider has been widely reported in the southern, western, and mid western United States, and is a particularly serious pest in Oklahoma, Missouri, and surrounding states. It is usually found indoors, particularly in bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, garages, basements, and cellars. In homes with forced hot-air heating and air conditioning and often above-ceiling ductwork, brown recluse ...
I waited till my arm about fell off think it was 2 weeks before i went to the ER then got admited this was the 3rd day in the hospital they let me record it on my blackberry while the doctor was doing it to share with everybody..
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Azle NewsHalloween horror: The spiders all around youAzle NewsWhile most spider bites are misdiagnosed as recluse bites (Google says), they can be troublesome as the venom can make human flesh decay and fall in, ...
Creepy, Crawly Pests: A Nightmare for HomeownersBusiness Wire (press release)... most spiders are mere annoyances, but the brown recluse and the black widow pose a danger to humans. Both species tend to bite when threatened. ...and more »
Carolina Beach State Park hosts poisonous plants and animals programStarNewsOnline.comSpiders like the brown recluse and black widow are common around here, as are snakes. Poison ivy, sumac, or oak can really ruin your week, too. ...
Tricking husband can be trickyFort Scott TribuneYou all remember when the scare came out about the brown recluse spiders? Well ... a couple of months ago I received an e-mail from a friend telling about ...
5 Scary Things That Might Be Lurking in Your HomeShelterPopBecause their bites can cause necrosis -- a localized death of cells. People who have been bitten by Brown Recluse spiders have tales of crater-like scabs, ...
And along came a spiderRichmond RegisterOf the hundreds of species found in Kentucky, only the black widow and brown recluse are dangerous. Fortunately, both are relatively uncommon and have ...
getting cotton stuffed in his arm eeew
getting his spider bite cleaned out
Walker: Mythical mysteries of the InternetTimes Record NewsIt is the dreaded Telamonia dimidiata, a spider whose bite is so deadly it makes the Brown Recluse seem like a cute little ladybug. ...
Motherhood In Millburn: The Intrepid LinguistPatchMy husband says it's irrational but I know that I was bitten by a brown recluse spider in the mid 90's. In my opinion, my fear is not only rational but also ...
Virginia PMPs Benefit from National SpeakersPCT MagazineHeavy hitter in defense of spiders, Dr. Rick Vetter (UC Riverside) tried to dispel the myths surrounding the Brown Recluse Spider. ...
Feared spider bites may be misdiagnosisThe StatesmanSince that time the Hobo spider has been listed in medical texts along with the Brown Recluse as medically dangerous, according to the article. ...and more »
Popping the blister from a brown recluse spider bite
This is some scary crap. Now I'm scared of spiders! I was okay with little spiders crawlsing on me now i scream and swat them off!!
Here's an update on the spider bite :) It has now been about a year and the wound keeps doing the same thing!! It really is true that these take FOREVER to heal :(
Brown Recluse Spider bite after three days and one week Music By Jimmy Barnes off his "Fishing for a Living Album" No copyright infringment intented. Only promotion
Spider Bite - This is a severe brown reculse spider bite. This person shows signs of a severe infection which could be MSRA or Mersa, a staph infection. A minority of brown recluse spider bites form a necrotizing ulcer that destroys soft tissue and may take months to heal, leaving deep scars. The damaged tissue will become gangrenous and eventually slough away. The initial bite frequently cannot be felt and there may be no pain, but over time the wound may grow to as large as 25 cm (10 inches) in extreme cases. Bites usually become painful and itchy within 2 to 8 hours; pain and other local effects worsen 12 to 36 hours after the bite with the necrosis developing over the next few days.
This is a bite I got a couple weeks ago from a Brown Recluse or a Jumping Spider (not sure which). I didn't feel it bite me but after closer examination, it is definitely a spider of some kind. I'll be posting updates every other day to track the healing of this wound.
This is two months after my previous video was taken. The doctor would not debride the necrotic part of the wound...kept claiming it was a staph infection. Once I found the spider in our house, I debrided the wound myself. This is how it looks now.
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...out your clothes before you put them on. And be sure to seal any cracks or holes in and around your home. The brown recluse is one of the few spiders in Tennessee capable of penetrating human skin with its fangs. If you suffer a bite, get to a doctor right...
For More Stories of Survival Check Out: animal.discovery.com I'M ALIVE Premieres Friday at 9PM e/p After being bitten by a black widow spider, teenager Mike Makens fights through seven days of excruciating pain as his family goes to extreme measures to save his life.
A Utah woman has suffered an ordeal over the last year, and it's all because of a spider bite--at least that's what she believes. Some doctors agree; others are skeptical.
Black Widow Bites, Two For One Sale! WARNING: Free handling Latrodectus species spiders is probably a really bad idea. Common species possess venom that is more damaging than that of common USA rattle snakes, milliliter for milliliter. An envenomation is not likely to kill a healthy adult, but small people or people with pre-existing medical conditions could find themselves in BAD trouble. It is a good idea for anyone bitten by Latrodectus to seek medical attention. Spoiler located at end of ...
Day 8 into spider bite
I get bit by a baby Brown Reclus spider and was rushed to the ER 2 days in a row. Here's links to 2 pictures of it as well: smg.photobucket.com smg.photobucket.com Enjoy your dinner. love, phukNgeorge@myspace Buy Cardboard Robot clothing!
It's actually not big of a deal. You would think that it would be because it's a fricken Brown Recluse spider bite.
The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, is a well-known member of the family Sicariidae (formerly placed in a family "Loxoscelidae"). It is usually between 620 mm (¼ in and ¾ in), but may grow larger. It is brown and sometimes an almost deep yellow color and usually has markings on the dorsal side of its cephalothorax, with a black line coming from it that looks like a violin with the neck of the violin pointing to the rear of the spider, resulting in the nicknames fiddleback spider, brown fiddler or violin spider. Coloring varies from light tan to brown and the violin marking may not be visible. As indicated by its name, this spider is not aggressive. Actual brown recluse bites are rare. The spider usually bites only when pressed against the skin, such as when tangled up within clothes, bath towels, or in bedding. In fact, many wounds that are necrotic and diagnosed as brown recluse bites can actually be Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)  or simple Staphylococcus Infections. Other causes include skin cancer, Lyme disease, and other infected insect bites and skin lesions. Brown recluse bites may produce a range of symptoms known as loxoscelism. There are two types of loxoscelism: cutaneous (skin) and systemic (viscerocutaneous). Most bites are minor with no necrosis. However, a small number of bites produce severe dermonecrotic lesions, and, sometimes, severe systemic symptoms. These symptoms can include organ damage, and occasionally even ...