By Josie May 26th, 2023
Following a brown recluse spider bite, there's redness and swelling in the vicinity of the bite site.
Itching and pain are common, and a blister or ulcer may develop.
These can include fever and chills, muscle pain and weakness, nausea, and vomiting.
However, these only show in severe cases.
1. Wash the affected area with soap and water.
2. Apply a cold compress or ice pack
3. Elevate the affected limb
The doctor will assess the bite area, noting any characteristic signs or symptoms.
Considering recent activities and potential spider exposure information, is vital for accurate diagnosis.
Only attempt to capture the spider in question if it’s safe to do so – worst case, you could receive another painful bite!
Monitoring for signs of infection, such as increasing redness, pus formation, or worsening pain, is crucial to treat any potential conditions promptly.
- Avoid spider habitats - Use protective clothing - Shake out clothing and bedding - Sealing cracks in your home