Getting bitten by a spider can be a painful experience, and while most spider bites do not cause any serious harm, although they can hurt, there are a few species of spiders that can offer up a more serious bite to the victim. Most spiders that humans come into contact with are pretty harmless, although there are two species that can do serious harm and if bitten by one of these two species, you should take immediate action in getting the proper medical care to treat the bite. The two species that are the most dangerous to be bitten by are the brown recluse spider and the black widow spider.
Are Spider Bites Common?
Spider bites are typically rare, due to the fact that spiders are great at hiding out and keeping their distance form humans as much as they possibly can. In some cases, when a human believes they have been bitten by a spider bite, the diagnosis actually ends up being the result of a type of allergic reaction or side effect from a virus. Spider bites sometime have the same characteristics of certain rashes and other skin irritations that occur from having a fever. Bites from most non venomous spiders cause redness, irritation and pain.
How Long Does a Spider Bite Wound Take to Heal?
A spider bite is usually completely healed after ten days have passed form the time of the initial bite. In some extremely rare cases, there may be an allergic reaction to the spider bite, cause a longer lasting bite mark on the victim’s skin or a more intense feeling of pain. However, in these cases, allergic reactions are more likely due to contact with the actual spider than from the spider bite. Getting a non venomous spider bite to heal as quickly as possible requires the victim to try and avoid scratching at the red mark, and leaving it alone so it can heal quickly.
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When humans are bitten by a brown recluse spider or a black widow spider, the symptoms are very similar. Generalized symptoms may include vomiting, fever, nausea, headache, abdominal pain, joint pain and stiffness, rash and muscle cramping. If you are experiencing these symptoms and think you have been bitten by a spider, you must seek medical attention immediately to avoid any serious health risks. Spiders rarely bite people, and they tend to do so only when they feel threatened. If a black widow is hiding in a dark area of the closet and you happen to reach your hand into their hiding spot, this may result in a bite. Contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to have your home serviced by a professional pest control technician and eliminate the presence of unwanted spiders from your home.