Common Symptoms After a Spider Bite

There are some common symptoms after a spider bite, regardless if the spider bite is poisonous or not. The symptoms are so common that it can often be difficult to distinguish an insect bite from a spider bite. One way to know the difference between an insect bite and a spider bite is to count the number of bites. Insects usually bite many times whereas spiders only bite you once.

Common Symptoms After a Spider Bite

  • A small spot of red skin is very common after a spider bite.
  • Slight swelling is common after a spider bite.
  • Mild itching or burning can sometimes occur after a spider bite
  • Minor numbness or tingling can sometimes occur after a spider bite.

Spider Bites and Poison
Most people do not realize that the majority of spiders are, in fact, poisonous. However, most spiders also have mouths that are too small to effectively bite you or have toxins that are too weak to bother you. So you're worry shouldn't be whether or not the spider was poisonous, but rather if the bite was poisonous to humans.

Spider Bites and Symptoms
Spider bite symptoms tend to follow a common line at first. It's usually how these symptoms progress that signals if the bite is serious. However, if you give the symptoms enough time to progress and it turns out the bite was poisonous, it may already be too late for effective treatment. That's why it is vital that you seek medical help immediately if you suspect you have received a poisonous spider bite.

Common Symptoms After a Poisonous Spider Bite

  • Redness and swelling is common after a poisonous spider bite.
  • Major itching and burning is common after a poisonous spider bite.
  • Noticeable numbness and tingling is common after a poisonous spider bite.
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing can sometimes occur after a poisonous spider bite.
  • Nausea or vomiting can sometimes occur after a poisonous spider bite.
  • A rash or blisters can sometimes occur after a poisonous spider bite.
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