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Brown Recluse bite can be onyour body for 2- 6 weeks

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Brown recluse is worse than a staph infection. Staph infection is on most surfaces that you touch daily and your body can fight it off easier than the fast progressing bite.

Brown recluse spiders are infamous for their venomous bites. Such a powerful, toxic bite would seem to come from a large, predatory creature when, in reality, it is caused by a miniscule arachnid that has an unassuming appearance. This deceptive appearance is one of the reasons that brown recluse bites can very harmful. Most bite victims do not even see the brown recluse that bit them and virtually none are able to conclusively identify the bite once they notice it. This is yet another reason why these particular spider bites are so dangerous. A brown recluse bite requires immediate treatment and, if unidentified, the bite can quickly become severe. To ensure the most effective brown recluse spider bite treatment, there are several telltale signs to identify the bite right away. Because these bites are rarely painful and usually not even felt, it is important to check the body for physical signs. Upon returning from a camping trip, a long hike or any extended period in wilderness areas, the body should be thoroughly checked for small, red bumps or abrasions. If such a sign is present it should be cleaned and bandaged. Because many brown recluse spiders hide in clothing, old or musty clothing should be thoroughly washed before being worn. If any marks present on the body after wearing such clothing, the mark should also be cleaned and dressed. If pain develops after 12 to 36 hours, a doctor should be consulted. If nausea, dizziness or fever occurs, the affected individual should hurry to a hospital. The medical staff should be informed of the symptoms and the suspected cause. Paying attention to marks and symptoms may be the best way to make sure that a brown recluse spider bite gets treated. The only certain way to determine if a bite is truly from a brown recluse spider is to capture the spider itself. Then, a trained arachnologist can examine the spider and determine its species. The important thing to remember, not matter how the bite is identified, is to consult the services of a trained medical professional as soon as possible. Any delay could result in very dangerous physical symptoms.

The size of 5 to 12 mm is the "body size" of the adult Brown Recluse, not its leg spread. The largest are a bit smaller than a dime.

Out of the thousands of species of spiders in the world the brown recluse has some of the most fascinating characteristics. Consider these unique traits of the brown recluse spider. A brown recluse spider lives up to its name by spending most of its time in quiet, dark spaces. Brown recluses make their homes in crawl spaces underneath buildings, corners of attics, and even under fallen logs. These spiders live in places where there is very little human activity. Though these spiders are not aggressive, they will bite if they feel threatened. Since brown recluses don't like to be around humans, bites usually occur in an accidental way. For instance, a person may try on a pair of shoes that have been in the attic for several years only to get a bite from a brown recluse that has made its home in the old shoes. In short, it's rare to find a brown recluse wandering around outside its home. Another interesting characteristic of a brown recluse spider is the marking on its back. Sometimes brown recluses are called, fiddle spiders' because of the marking that looks like a violin on the upper side of their body. Trying to identify a brown recluse spider by this marking can be tricky because the design may be hard to see especially if it's a young spider. Furthermore, not all brown recluses are the same shade of brown. Some are light brown while others are dark brown. It may take an entomologist to determine whether a brown spider is indeed a brown recluse. There are many brown spiders that have been misidentified as brown recluses. Unlike many other spiders, a brown recluse doesn't use a web to catch its food. These spiders hunt during the night and feed on insects both alive and dead. They kill insects with their venom. The final trait that makes the brown recluse different from many other spiders is that it has six eyes instead of eight. It has three pairs of eyes in specific places on its head. Most spiders have eight eyes organized in rows.

The brown recluse spider could be the deadliest spider, and it is found in backyards and homes everywhere. Its common name is the "violin spider" because of a dark spot on its upper body that looks like a violin. Once it was thought that the brown recluse could not survive a harsh winter and was confined to warmer climates. Then, it became apparent that modern homes offer an attractive warm place to make it through the coldest winters.Brown Recluse HabitatThe brown recluse spider used to be found mostly in the Midwestern states from the center of the nation on down to the Gulf of Mexico. It has since traveled everywhere hitching a ride in vehicles and packages. It really is a reclusive spider, hence its name. It will bite humans if it is accidentally touched while putting on clothing or grabbing an object. They nest in any object that is left undisturbed for a time.The Brown Recluse BiteThe bite of a brown recluse is not necessarily painful. Many do not even realize they have been bitten. A small mark may be all that is seen the first day or so. The spider's venom causes the flesh around the wound to die. Some individuals, especially children, the elderly and frail are more susceptible to major tissue damage being caused by the bite. There have been instances of amputation of whole limbs being necessary to stop the spread of dying flesh.TreatmentIf the spider is positively identified, the bite area can be surgically removed before it has a chance to spread. However, since the bite may be only a red mark that does not get worse for a few days, it is easy for a doctor to not treat the wound correctly. Being able to produce the spider that made the bite is the only conclusive way to make a proper treatment decision.Be careful reaching into dark spaces or putting on clothes that have been in storage. Look before touching or removing items from boxes or dark cabinets. Keep children from playing in places such as under decks or porches. Wear gloves when cleaning out an attic, garage or outbuilding. The brown recluse would rather run away, but it will bite if threatened.

Per UofM Extensions Potentially Dangerous Spiders =The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reculsa, is common outdoors and indoors in the southern and central United States. It is uncommon to extremely rare in the Upper Midwest. Only one specimen has been recorded in Minnesota (1953, Lake County). Only two specimens have been recorded in Wisconsin in the last 25 years. Brown recluse spiders have been reported in several widely scattered sites in southern Iowa since 1969. Specimens have been retrieved and confirmed from only twelve counties.Figure 2. Brown Recluse Spider The brown recluse spider is nicknamed the fiddleback or violin spider because of the distinctive dark violin-shaped marking on top of the front body section. Notice the neck of the violin points toward the rear. The brown recluse is unusual in having six eyes instead of the usual eight. The spiders are tan to dark brown and nearly ½ inch in body size. Recluse spiders avoid areas where there is human activity, and prefer closets, guest rooms, basements, and attics. They frequently inhabit shoe boxes, clothing and furniture. These spiders are most active at night and feed on silverfish, crickets, and other insects. Most people are bitten on the hands or feet when they are handling infested items. The bite of the brown recluse spider is usually painless. However, localized burning sensation often develops within the first hour and during the next 6-12 hours, a small pimple or blister forms. The surrounding tissue begins to darken and take a raised appearance. The venom of this spider can cause extensive tissue damage (necrotic reaction) and over the next 10-14 days, a sunken, open, ulcerated sore up to several centimeters in diameter. It normally takes 6-8 weeks for a brown recluse spider bite to heal. A large sunken scar may persist that requires surgery to repair. Not every brown recluse bite results in ulcer formation. In rare cases systemic complications such as liver or kidney damage result. See your physician or emergency room as soon as you suspect a brown recluse spider bite. Capture the spider for later identification (crush the specimen, if necessary, but do so as gently as possible).

This needs some clarification to answer. Is it about a quarter to three-quarter inches long? Does it have a more slender body? If so, please stay away from it! There is a possibility it is a brown recluse spider. The brown recluse has what is called a "fiddleback" on its cephelothorax. It is a dark brown/black line, basically. Also, the brown recluse has only six eyes, which makes it distinct from most other spiders. In all actuality, if you can make out either of those distinctive features, you are way too close to it. A brown recluse bite isn't always felt upon first being bitten. The venom they produce causes necrosis, or flesh death. Basically, around where you were bitten, your skin dies and you have giant lesions of flesh. There is no known antivenin.

You would first have to check the size of the spider. If it is a huge spider, it is obiously a tarantula. (Depending on location, very unlikely that it is a tarantula) If it is small, check for violin-shaped markings on the abdomen (the 'violin' markings of the brown recluse are on the cephalothorax where the legs are attached). If there are, the spider is a brown recluse. Depending on location, size, body shape, coloration, web or not, and where in your house, it could be any number of harmless spiders. A more detailed description would yield more information. ---------------------------- If it has a violin on it's back, kill it immediately! It's a Brown Recluse (A.K.A. The Violin Spider). The Brown Recluse has an acid-like venom that melts skin tissue, muscle & fat. If it's fuzzy, kind of large, & somewhat bright, also kill it immediately. It's a Wolf Spider. Their venom isn't deadly, or nearly as toxic as the Violin Spider, but their bites are very painful, they swell, they itch, & in some cases, can make you nauseous.

It MIGHT be the St Andrews Cross Spider. Their bite is at low risk to humans and they are not aggressive.

Venom from the brown recluse spider usually causes local tissue damage. The following are the most common symptoms of a bite from a brown recluse spider bite. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: * burning, pain, itching, or redness at the site which is usually delayed and may develop within several hours or days of the bite * a deep blue or purple area around the bite, surrounded by a whitish ring and large red outer ring similar to a "bulls eye" * an ulcer or blister that turns black * headache, body aches * rash * fever * nausea or vomiting If you do have a Brown Recluse spider bite, treat it by doing the following * Wash the area well with soap and water. * Apply a cold or ice pack wrapped in a cloth, or a cold, wet washcloth to the site. * To protect against infection, particularly in children, apply an antibiotic lotion or cream. * Give acetaminophen for pain. * Elevate the site if the bite occurred on an arm or leg (to help prevent swelling). * Seek immediate emergency care for further treatment. Depending on the severity of the bite, treatment can range from administering corticosteroids and other medications to surgery of the ulcerated area. Hospitalization may be needed. * Prompt treatment is essential to avoid more serious complications, especially in children. Jeffy h a l l

If you are in the United States or southern Canada, and you have found this spider sheltering in a shed or cellar, it might be a Brown Recluse, Loxosceles reclusa. It will be quite small with long legs, brown and blackish in color, and have a somewhat violin-shaped marking on its back. It is extremely poisonous. Stay away from it.

A spider that has orange legs and a purple-brown body is known as the sowbug killer spider. This spider actively kills sowbugs and other pill bugs.

It is called a spider which is brown and has really long legs and a big body. You need more than that description to identify the spider.

The name of the spider is Phidippus Audux. It is a jumping spider.

you feel a spider bite by a sharp pain that shoots through your body if you get bit by a black widow then you feel like someone is tyring to brake your back Jake

It is probably a house spider if it has light tan marks on it's back

A spider bite will remain in one area on the body, for instance the right leg. However, the size of the bite can expand dramatically depending upon the species of spider that made the bite. Some spiders have toxins or venoms in their bite that can become systemic - this would be a medical emergency that needs to be addressed immediately.

It sounds as if you've got a brown widow. The hourglass marking is orange in color. The body may appear black, but next to a true black spider, one will notice the lighter contrast. It is venomous and can leave a painful bite.

Most spiders have a venomous bite. Each species has different toxins within the venoms. Some of those toxins are dangerous or fatal to man but not all. The bite of a black widow, for example, can cause heavy abdominal cramping and intense pain. The brown recluse spider bite causes a puss filled lesion, where the victim risks amputation or infection antivenin is not administered quickly. The hobo spider bite is believed to have similar necrotic effects. Venom is produced by specialized glands in the spider's body. In most cases, spiders use the chemical properties of the venom to liquefy the insides of their prey, making them easier to digest.

shoot.i dont know. Brown Recluse spiders have a tan body with black on there head

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