Initially, the bite may feel like a pinprick or go unnoticed. Some may not be aware of the bite for 2 to 8 hours. Others feel a stinging sensation followed by intense pain. Infrequently, some victims experience general systemic reactions that may include restlessness, generalized itching, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or shock. A small white blister usually initially rises at the bite site surrounded by a swollen area. The affected area enlarges and becomes red, and the tissue is hard to the touch for some time. The lesion from a brown recluse spider bite is a dry, blue-gray or blue-white, irregular sinking patch with ragged edges and surrounding redness--termed the "red, white, and blue sign." The lesion usually is 1½ inches by 2¾ inches or smaller. More information about bites are discussed at http://www.amednews.com/free/hlsa0805.
So....seek immediate medical attention!
How do I identify the brown recluse spider? How do I make them leave the house?
A brown recluse spider has a violin shape on their back. Look it up online, itll show you a pic. You better get an exterminater, cuz you will lose body parts from a bite from this particular spider. They are thick in the area we live in. They are deadly, dont mess around.
Does anybody know how to get rid of brown recluse spiders?
well get the hoover out , you need to clear away any boxes, cardboard that´s lying around fill up any crack´s that you have in the walls they say if you use yellow outside bulbs this stops the spiders coming in . true I don´t now , think the best thing is to give a good hoover around get rid of the old cobwebs as they live on dead insects so if you have less of them around they will have nothing to feed on . and as you say you have cats if they get bitten or yourselves not nice. PS read some where that furniture polish gets rid of them , true can´t tell
how do you get rid of brown recluse spiders in your home?
Bites from the recluse are very rare, and only 3% of them even
require medical intervention.
My aunt lives in 'recluse central' and has a house full of them.
she just sucks them up with a vacuum. 45 years, and no bites.
What also looks like a brown recluse bite and what may happen?
Brown Recluces are poisonous... very poisonous to humans and if she even suspects you have been bitten by one you need to seek medical attention. Deaths have been associated with the brown recluse bite. I've included a site below for you. Plus there is another site of photos of the bites and how they progress.
It sounds like it could be.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Brown_recluse_spider%2C_Loxosceles_reclusa.jpg shows a good detailed picture of it.
I suggest taking her to the hospital to be sure, brown recluse bites are rarely life threatening in adults but children are a different matter. The venom also works slowly, decaying the tissue around the bite. It will look like a red mosquito bite at first (red, swollen, and itchy) and slowly get worse and worse over a month until it becomes extremely swollen and gangrene around the bite.
The also live in the area of the United States east of the Mississippi but west of the Appalachia's and south of the great lakes.
Yes it can rot away your skin. Better be careful doing what your doing. You could really mess up you life doing your own minor surgery. There infections out there (and this could be one of them) that the longer you wait the sicker and harder to treat you'll become, and then you run into real money with hopital bills. Go to a county hospital or whatever but get it taken care of. Who knows could be a simple boil!
By all means, go to the ER today! I was bitten by one a few years ago. At first I thought it was just a mosquito bite, but then it began to swell a bit. I let it go for a few days, but then it got to the point where I could not even touch my leg without pain. I finally went to the ER. By that time Cellulitis had set in, and I needed to go on I.V. antibiotics. The first round of antibiotics did not work, then an infection set in. I ended up with my blood turning septic, and I nearly died. I spent about a month in the hospital on some really hard-core antibiotics. luckily, the infection did not spread to the bone, so I did not need to have anything amputated.
So, as you can see, a spider bite is nothing to mess around with. I am not trying to scare you, or anything like that. I am simply telling you that you should seek medical attention as soon as possible so the same thing does not happen to you.
I wish you luck, and I hope you feel better soon.