Not For Squeamish - Spider got me

MacFromOK

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Most (all?) spiders inject "venom" (it's actually a digestive enzyme) when they bite. This dissolves their normal prey, so they can suck up the dissolved juices. Unfortunately, it also works on human tissue.

My point (if I had one?), is that a Brown Recluse isn't the only spider bite that can make a nasty sore, theirs is just usually much worse.

Luck. :drunk2:
 

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I remember recently reading about the large percentage of mis-diagnosed, and especially erroneously self-disgnosed recluse bites. Making it worse was the large number of people who incorrectly identified a recluse during a survey.

I'm not saying that's what happened here.

Of course today while in the pre-school room at church, my daughter points right behind my shoulder as I was sitting in a chair againt a wall and says "daddy a big spider". Thinking it was probably a grass spider I nonchalantly turned over and looked over my shoulder...nope...recluse plain as day and about an inch from my shoulder.

So perhaps I'll soon have a wound like yours and we can compare...
 

Poke78

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Probably not a recluse bite then. Get it checked out.
Agree - not showing an enlarging necrosis with sloughing of the dead cells. It’s been long enough to be at that stage. If it were me, I’d have the wife filling that wound repeatedly with hydrogen peroxide to reduce the local infection. After a few rounds of that, pack it with triple antibiotic ointment (OTC) and cover. The doctor will probably do a shot and some oral antibiotics while continuing wound care.
 
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