Black widow spider bite symptoms
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Black widow spider bite symptoms


Black widow spider bite symptoms can be tricky to detect at first, since it can take over 40 minutes for the bitten area to start aching. You may therefore experience no black widow spider bite symptoms at all in direct association with the bite moment. Some people feel a sharp, stabbing pain when the spider penetrates their skin, but it is also very common to feel nothing at all.

Even if you do not feel the spider bite at first, the venom will enter the blood stream. This can cause black widow spider bite symptoms from the entire body, such as nausea and increased blood pressure. Approximately 30-40 minutes after the bite, the main black widow spider bite symptom will typically be pain around the bitten area. The degree of pain varies from victim to victim; some feel a comparatively mild pain while others experience severe, agonizing pain. Sometimes it is possible to see two red puncture marks, but in many cases they will be invisible since they are so narrow.

As mentioned above, the venom will enter the bloodstream and you can therefore experience black widow spider bite symptoms the entire body, not just around the bitten area. It is common for the pain to spread from the bitten area to the back and/or the abdominal area. The abdominal muscles can cramp and become rigid. Other black widow spider bite symptoms are restlessness, queasiness, tremors, increased blood pressure, fever and laboured breathing.  

If you are a healthy adult, you can expect the black widow spider bite symptoms to start vanishing after roughly one day. Within a few days, most victims are fully recovered even without medical treatment. It is however always advisable to seek medical attention after a black widow spider bite, even if you are a healthy adult. It is impossible to know in advance how severe the black widow spider bite symptoms will be in a bitten person, and prompt medical attention is therefore always recommended if you know, or suspect, that you have been bitten by a widow spider.

The degree of black widow spider bite symptoms will depend on a number of factors. Elderly persons and those weakened by underlying illness will often display more severe black widow spider bite symptoms. The same is true for small children, since their small bodies are more vulnerable. Individual venom sensitivity, the amount of venom injected, how deep the venom was injected, and in which part of the body the victim was bitten can also have an effect on the seriousness of the black widow spider bite symptoms.


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