First Aid for Insect Bites : How to Treat a Brown Recluse Spider Bite

You know, one of the common insect bites that
can be very frustrating to deal with is that of the brown recluse spider. Hi, I’m Captain
Joe Bruni, and what I’m going to talk about is how to treat the bite that has occurred
from the brown recluse spider or fatal back spider. The brown recluse spider will form
some type of reddening area or possibly some type of pussy, pustule area followed by necroses
of some tissue after a brown recluse spider bite. Apply some type of antiseptic cream
or lotion to the bite area and then apply ice or a cold pack in intervals of twenty
minutes on, twenty minutes off to reduce swelling and pain. It would also be advisable to take
some type of pain reliever like Ibuprofen and not aspirin, as aspirin will thin the
blood. And then seek medical attention. If the pustule forms do not pop it or break it.
However, if it breaks on its own, re clean the area with soap and water, and antiseptic
as you seek medical attention. I’m Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe, and we’ll see you next
time.

16 comments

  1. I was bitten by one of these monsters in 2004 and was rushed into emergency surgery to save my leg; I was only 20 years old and needed to have a skin graft to replace the lost tissue! Those things are SERIOUS! Needless to say I am terrified past arachnophobic and for good reason!! I lost a large chunk of my inner thigh near my knee because the toxins in the spider's venom causes the flesh to decay rapidly and form abscesses ;( I don't want to scare anyone but I do want to share my testimony!

  2. Rather obviously, none of this advice will actually do anything to deal with the bite. And he advises against the actual treatment.

    I've been bitten.. 5 times this month, by brown recluse spiders. Two of them have been major, with the others being a rather small amount of poison.

    The treatment, kind of obviously, is GET THE POISON OUT OF YOU. Yes, this means scraping out the wound, squeezing out the pus-like poison, and, if it's major, pinching and pulling out the venom sack inside you.

  3. For the bite that surely wouldve led to.. well -severe- damage to my side, I basically fucked with it a lot for 3 days. On the third day, squeezing the venom out as I had been doing (The venom starts solid. It then turns liquid when it is ready to damage you. At this point it will come out if you squeeze the injection site.) to prevent any further damage, I was able to pinch and pull the light-green venom. It held together finally, and I pulled an inch of venom sack out of my side. Healing follo

  4. DO NOT APPLY A COLD PACK TO A BROWN RECLUSE BITE! APPLY A VERY HOT/WET (hot as you can stand) CLOTH TO THE BITE.

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