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Old 06-30-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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spider bites
just wondered if anyone knew anything about them because it seems like i have been bitten by a flipping spider.the part hthats been bitten is about twice the size it should be hot and really sore.

i cant get through to my gp to ask what i shuld do (he's on holiday!!).

i know the spiders here arent really nasty once just enough to hurt like crazy and i know some need some minor treatment (ive bee,n bitten before, but not like this).

anyone got any ideas what i can do, i have googled it but it says absolutly ntohing except get medical help, not an option if i cant get hold of it

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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You need to see a doctor because it sounds like it was a poisonous spider. I would take an antihistamine and go to the emergency room. Quick!
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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There are poisonous spiders everywhere even if they are in lower numbers in some places. That doesn't sound like a normal spider bite to me. I'd go get it checked out pronto!

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Old 06-30-2008, 11:54 AM   #4
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i will go tonight (my dads home with the car tonight for 1 night). if it hasnt got any better that is, dontbsee the point if it gets better on uts own.

right now ima tad miffed as i cant knit, it hurts to much and i cant grip the needles at all

just need to take the old french dictipnary with me as my french ios terrible

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Old 06-30-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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You shouldn't wait. Can someone else give you a ride?
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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its actually feeling a lot better now. my body does tend to fight things off really well itself. benifits of being into healthy eating/life style etc. has an upside

how it is now i dont think i'll bother being honest, i can hold my needles ish ok and now knit a bit, so i know its on the mend.

the swellings gone down a little bit, pins and needles have gone, the heats gone down a bit.
if it is bad in th emorning i will go see someone, but right now it feels ish ok. on the mend for sure.

i just tend to over react with bites as my horse was bitten and then a spider laid eggs in her neck!! nasty hey.



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Old 06-30-2008, 01:49 PM   #7
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Susi, I have a leg that is so ugly due to a spider bite that I have to keep it covered. Don't delay, go to an ER or urgent care if it's still at all painful and red.

Had to have six surgeries on this dumb leg just to be able to keep it.
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I agree with everyone else, go to the doctor, don't wait. Spider bites can be nasty things. They can start to seem better then get worse really fast. Make us all feel better and go. Keep us posted.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:59 PM   #9
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Hiya susi,
Do you remember what the spider looked like that bit you?
Was it brown? or did it have a big round butt with long slinky legs? (not all black widows or as they call em in Europe "shoe button" spiders are black, they do all have the same general shape to their body though and they do all have some sort of red splotch on their rear end somewhere).
The brown ones are the ones you really have to worry about. Black widow bites generally attack throught the blood stream (causing cramps, aches n pains and in some cases organ failure). Yes, you can die from a black widow bite. But beings black widows are very distinctive, they are a bit easier to avoid than a lil' ol' generic looking brown spider.
Now the brown ones, known as "fiddlebacks" or brown recluse are the ones that cause the most tissue damage. The tissue around the bite necrotizes (dies) and becomes gangrenous. Usually if it's caught in time a strict regimen of antibiotics n other meds can help. If not, it definitely ain't perty!!!
You can google for pics of "brown recluse" spiders or "fiddleback" spiders. to get a picture of what they look like.

Like the other posters have said though, GET TO THE DOCS QUICK N IN A HURRY!! It might not be a hyper poisonous spider (all spiders are poisonous to some degree) but you might be having a reaction like some people have a reaction to bee stings.
Another thing you might consider also is that centipedes have very painful stings as well!
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Do you have brown recluses in France? That's my first guess. If it's a possibility GO NOW. Your flesh will literally rot away in that place. I am not exaggerating.
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