737doctor
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Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:19 pm

Here is a series of photos which show the progression of a brown recluse spider bite. Be sure to look at all the photos, unless you don't have the stomach for that sort of thing (they get pretty bad toward the end). My wife had a bite worse than this on her leg. Enjoy!!!  Smokin cool

http://www.insectimage.com/Gallery%2018/day3.html
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Mir
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:31 pm

Oh that's just delightful.

Now where do these things live, so that I won't ever go there?
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:42 pm

Thank you appreciate that.

So at what point should he have lanced the sucker himself?
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:20 pm

My dad got pegged by one of those things in his sleep about 20 years ago. Man, those things are nasty...
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:23 pm


Imagine if that weren't his THUMB.

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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:28 pm

Logan: Yeah right, until day 6 or so it would be fun for his wife, afterwards on the other hand.........  Big grin Big grin


Just one question: they took pics until the damage was largely done...does that mean there's no antidote or did the guy refuse to go to the doctor and took pics just for fun?????
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:38 pm

Seeing that didnt make my hung over stomach feel better...
 
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:06 pm

Back when I was a boy scout they told us before we sat down over the hole in an outhouse to take a crap that we should run a stick around the hole to clear out the spider webs.

They said a brown recluse spider bite on your nutsack could make it fall off.

None of us wanted to find out if they were lying.
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:39 am

Now where do these things live, so that I won't ever go there?

Apparently they live mainly in the southcentral US. My wife was bitten in Texas.

Just one question: they took pics until the damage was largely done...does that mean there's no antidote or did the guy refuse to go to the doctor and took pics just for fun?????

That's right, there's no antidote. All you can do is lance & drain the wound, try to keep it clean, and then sit back, watch, and hope the poison hasn't spread too far.
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:56 am

Holy crap!!!! YIKES!

That is absolutely nasty. What is the risk of amputation I wonder?
 
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:02 am

Apparently they live mainly in the southcentral US. My wife was bitten in Texas.

Ok, good. I wasn't planning on going there anytime soon.
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:12 am

Found one at my house in Colorado once.
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:44 am

Now where do these things live, so that I won't ever go there?

...why, planning on leaving the country?  Laugh out loud


(PS: turn that into a Bush vs Kerry; and I swear I'll find one of these things and put it in yer bed at night)  Angry
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 5:14 am

"...why, planning on leaving the country?"


Only if Bush get re-elected.

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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 5:46 am

The worst is actually not the ulceration that occurs. A friend of the family was once bitten by a brown recluse spider. He told us that the venom is actually a powerful neurotoxin. Apparently it can really affect your mental status with effects lingering for years in some cases.
 
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:23 am

"Their bite...generally leads to extreme discomfort." Understatement, I'd say. I was under the impression there was an anti-venom; I'm glad to be informed I was mistaken. Judging by the picture, I believe I squashed a few of these dudes down in TN a while back while preparing my out-garage for expansion. I am fearful of spiders to begin with (see my remarks in the arachnaphobia thread), so they all die when encountered, but I'll take extra caution when returning down south. Thanks for the heads-up; it may save my old ass in the future. Regards..Jack
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:26 am

Those SOB's are all over Texas. So far we have had several people
at my office get bit this year.

It's a real pain in the butt to shake your clothes, check you shoes,
check your bed before you go to sleep etc. So far I have been
lucky, only two in the shower. One I found behind my towel
when I pulled it off the rack the other on the ceiling.
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:16 am

I must have killed 5-6 of those damn things the first night we were in Bolivia. They were wandering all over our room, in the bathroom, etc.

Suffice to say, I don't particularly care for spiders. Had I known that is what they were, I would have done a much more thorough job in my killing spree.

'Wasn't too amused by the scorpions either.
 
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:28 am

According to the UCR Spider Research group, those photos above are apparently an exaggeration:

http://spiders.ucr.edu/hyperbole2003.html

Either way, I looked at the spider and it looks freaky as $hit!
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:35 am

Just so everybody feels a little bit better about it, here's some facts about the Brown Recluse.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2061.html

They aren't really as bad as they are made out to be. I haven't seen one here in Baton Rouge yet, although I do have another family of spiders living in my car.
 
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:51 am

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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:56 am

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737doctor
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:17 am

According to the UCR Spider Research group, those photos above are apparently an exaggeration:

Yeah, tell my wife that... Before it began to heal she could stick her whole fist in the bite wound on her leg.

[Edited 2004-09-11 01:18:08]
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:19 am

We get brown recluses in our house in Alabama from time to time. They like dark places, so you'll usually find them hiding in closets or under things (like outhouse seats--no, nobody except museums actually have outhouses in Alabama anymore).
 
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:22 am

"Even if these photographs are genuine, they create an exaggerated sense of the danger posed by brown recluse spiders. As Phillip Anderson, a Missouri physician who specializes in brown recluse spider bites, explained in an article for the medical journal Missouri Medicine, "Almost all brown recluse spider bites heal nicely in two to three months without medical treatment at all. Also the long-term medical outcome is excellent without treatment." Furthermore, says Anderson, "We are not aware of any verifiable deaths caused by the bite of the North American brown recluse spider." (He noted that several deaths from such wounds "had been reported in medical journals, but none of the reports is convincing.") He also reported that out of "about 1,000 credible recluse spider bites," he was only aware of "about a dozen cases of impressive, sustained hemolysis."
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:13 am

I hate to say it guys, but that's really nothing compared to what we get down here in Oz...between the white-tailed spider and the funnel web, man oh man!

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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:45 am

Even the white-tailed spider is not so bad. It is exactly the same as this brown recluse.



http://www.ento.csiro.au/insect_id/spiders/white_tailed_spider.html

The white-tailed spider has a bad reputation, but there is no proof that its bite causes long-term tissue damage. Most victims suffer only localised pain, redness and swelling which may last from a few hours to a few days, although in some cases the symptoms are more severe.

Had one of these (below) on my office wall last night...no biggy, have always let the spiders run wild....better to have spiders than moths and flies and shit.

 
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RE: Brown Recluse Spider Bite Photos

Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:24 pm

oh that's great. now i'm really glad i stomped that one out on the balcony of my dorm at riddle. jeez...
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