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What happens if you get bitten by a funnel web spider?

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05/16/2009

People are usually bitten on a limb. Immediate action should be taken to apply a pressure immobilisation bandage and immobilise the bitten limb using a splint. Restrict the victim's movement. Capture the spider for positive identification. Do not wash venom off the skin, as retained venom will assist identification. Seek medical attention urgently. St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid. ------------------------- The bite from a Sydney Funnel-Web spider stops your body's ability to repolarize cells.