If you are not sure that a spider bit you, the doctor, when analyzing your symptoms and observing the injury, may infer that it is a spider bite, but if you saw the insect in question, you should describe it to identify the specimen.
Morphological characteristics of the black widow:
- Glossy black body no larger than two or three centimeters with rows of elongated legs.
- In the wide part of the body, an hourglass shape with an intense red hue can be seen.
Violin Spider characteristics:
- Body 20 millimeters long, brown or beige, with elongated legs, and a violin shape.
- Six eyes instead of the eight that spiders usually have.
Common treatment for these cases includes:
- Hygiene and disinfection of the wound.
- Application of topical antibiotic.
- Oral analgesics and antihistamines.
- Use of ice to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Tetanus vaccine.
When the symptoms are severe and can be fatal, the intravenous application of an antidote for black widow bites is required, but being high risk due to possible allergic reactions, it is used at the doctor’s discretion.
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