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    Brown recluse spider bites... any ideas?

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    I think I may have been bitten by one -- anyone have any experience handling this bite effectively?

    I know that echinacea is recommended internally, and raw garlic and raw honey are can be used externally, but are there any other remedies or options that I should be aware of?

    I'd like to steer clear of antibiotics. From what I've read, these seem to be ineffective at removing venom. I'm not totally opposed to doctors/medical establishments, though, so if there are any specific types of doctors who could help, I'm all ears.

    Thanks in advance!

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    From what I've heard, a brown recluse bite is some scary stuff. A friend was bitten by one years ago. She mentioned that you have to get it treated ASAP... I think within 3 hours.

    You might want to go to the hospital. But, like I said, I don't have any personal experience.

    Hope all goes well!

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    Get to the ER for antivenom. NOW. This is not a what would Grok do moment.
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    Actually, they are mostly harmful in children, the elderly and ill people. Why do you think you were bitten by one? They are not aggressive spiders so usually bites come from a defensive situation. Did you see it? If this is a concern to you, I would trot on over to the nearest urgent care or ER. Any MD or DO would be fine as well.

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    What.

    GO to the hospital.

    (I know of two people, both also in FL, who were bitten by them and both needed to be hospitalized...don't wait or mess around)
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    So listen to little vase and just go to the ER to be safe. Interesting that you left that post and nothing else.

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    I have a friend that was bitten and did get a pretty nasty open lesion that took some time to heal. But by the time she went in there was nothing they could do. She was perfectly fine after a few weeks.

    Did you end up going in? Were they able to help?
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    Benadryl is the best possible treatment. Take daily for about ten days.


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    Did you go to the ER? Poisonous spider bites are not to be taken lightly...
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    It's not exactly poisonous, it's more - necrotic. Localized, and the real danger will only come from uncontrolled inflammation and the body's response to it. I got bit stacking wood earlier this year and the benadryl worked perfectly to contain the area.


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