There are more than 30,000 species of spiders in the world, but only about 100 of these spider bites. The chances of being bitten by a spider are few, but the symptoms of the spider bite can be severe. Learn here how to identify the symptoms of the spider bite to be informed if this happens to you or happens to someone you love.
Check for irritation such as redness of the skin or pain in a specific area of the body. The most common spider bites may not be easily visible, and some people do not even feel the sting.
Think if you felt a prick. If so, you may have been bitten by a black widow spider and among the symptoms it may include immediate burning, swelling, redness and pain in the affected area. You can see two fang marks on the skin.
Note that you may have been bitten by a poisonous spider if you experience cramps or abdominal pain, which worsens over time. You may have trouble breathing and feel nauseous and want to vomit. The headache probably completes the diffuse symptoms.
Watch for spasms, tremors, or tingling in one or both hands.
Be alert for any allergic reactions to spider bites.
Spider bites are generally painless, as most spiders in the United States are considered harmless. Most spiders can not bite strong enough to cause harm to humans.
Black widow spiders and recluse spiders are dangerous to humans. Immediate medical treatment is required.