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    Unhappy Brown recluse bites on the rise



    Medical toxicologists at Vanderbilt University want people to know more about how to treat brown recluse spider bites.

    Doctors are seeing an increase in patients seeking treatment, including some who tried at-home remedies that did more harm than good.

    The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, said Dr. Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. However, she warned that people can react differently to the bites. A lesion accompanied by a fever, rash and muscle pain can be life-threatening, especially in children, she said.


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    I remember in 1968 when thousands of them attacked the Mattoon High School.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    I remember in 1968 when thousands of them attacked the Mattoon High School.
    Attacked? Seriously? That's horrible.


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    Ayyyy!!!!
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

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    I have a scar, 15 years later, from a recluse spider bite.

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    uggghhhhhhhhh...HATE them. We have them here, in my garage and in some of the hall closets. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    My husband got bitten on the side of his neck one night. The next day it was red and swollen. Doctor said just to keep an eye on it. I detest spiders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacie Estes View Post
    I have a scar, 15 years later, from a recluse spider bite.
    I do too. And for the longest time there was a dip in my thigh where the fat and flesh had basically been eaten away by the venom before it healed. Very nasty.
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