spider bite prevention

If a Spider Bites You, Do These Things Now

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spider bite preventionFirst Aid if the Spider Bite

  1. Wash the spider bite with mild soap and water.
  2. Apply an ice pack or cold compress on the affected site.
  3. Elevate the area where the spider bite is found to decrease inflammation.
  4. Put a warm compress on the area after six hours if there is no inflammation present.
  5. Apply witch hazel to ease discomfort and itchiness.
  6. Apply aloe vera topically to lessen tenderness and swelling.

Common Spider Bite Symptoms

Spider bites can look like other insect bites and may have the same symptoms. Non-venomous spider bites usually cause small, itchy, irritated bumps, while venomous spider bites can cause:

  • A headache
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fever and Chills
  • Muscle Cramps High
  • Blood Pressure

MOST COMMON TYPES OF SPIDERS THAT BITE

Only a few spider species are equipped with pincers that are able to pierce human skin, some of which are also venomous:

Tarantula (mildly venomous): Tarantula bites are not severely harmful, only causing temporary lesions and pyrexia. However, the hairs on their bodies may cause inflammation when they enter the eye.

Hobo spider (venomous): One of the more aggressive species, reacting with even a slight provocation. They may be identified through their brown color and the gray markings along their body.

Black widow spider (venomous): They are the easiest to identify due to the distinct red mark on their stomach. They are not easily provoked but may become aggressive when distressed or when their egg sacs are disturbed.

Black widow spider (venomous): They are the easiest to identify due to the distinct red mark on their stomach. They are not easily provoked but may become aggressive when distressed or when their egg sacs are disturbed.

Armed spiders or Brazilian wandering spider (extremely venomous): One of the deadliest spider species, their bite may cause death due to respiratory failure. Armed spiders are usually found in banana boxes and are characterized by their long legs.

Funnel-web spiders (extremely venomous): Considered to be the deadliest spider, funnel-web spiders release neurotoxic venom, which may prove fatal. They can be identified from other types of spiders through their funnel-shaped web or burrow.

How To Prevent Spider Bites

Avoid stone or wood piles. Spiders are likely to be found in these dark places.

Shake out your bedsheets and blankets before getting in bed to remove spiders that may have crawled in during the day.

Move your bed away from walls to keep spiders from crawling into your beddings.

Clear away unused junk and furniture where spiders may live. They may be a conducive breeding or habitation ground for spiders.

Chris Evans Author

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