Question by  gpkingston (1)

What are the symptoms of a venomous spider bite?

I was bitten in the face by a red spider. The left side of my face is swollen. My top lip is swollen. My eye is swollen shut.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

It definitely sounds like you have been bitten by a venomous spider. The symptoms usually include pain, swelling and redness near the bite. Your bite sounds very serious. It is critical that you go to the emergency room right away. Do not bother trying to get in the see you doctor, go to the ER right away.


Answer by  Sett (1838)

The bite will swell and have a dark red ring around it usually, sometimes it looks bruised and turns purple or a dark red. It is sensitive to the touch, some clear yellowish puss may leak out and you may have possible flu symptoms. It's best to see a doctor.


Answer by  blueballoon (190)

The symptoms you've described sound like a reaction to spider venom. I highly recommend medical attention if the swelling doesn't go down soon. In the meantime, an anti-histamine lotion may help calm the redness, as might benadryl. Please PLEASE go to the emergency room right away if the symptoms get worse.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

You should see a doctor. Site swelling is a sign of both venom and infection. If it's spreading quickly the chances are it's venom. You may be allergic.

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