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Post by texas mom » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:20 pm

My nephew was bit by something yesterday while fishing with his Father. The site has two small holes and it started out looking like an ant bite. Now is is about the size of a quarter and has small red runners around it. We live in Texas and they were in the country by a river. I looked on the internet and can not find anything. The only spider my sister-in-law has seen was light brown and kind of translucent with long skinny legs and small black triangle shapes on its back. Any idea what bit my nephew

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Post by mith » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:38 pm

you might want to get that checked out
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:09 pm

it's next to impossible to diagnose on the internet. It's best to go see a real doctor.
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Post by opuntia » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:36 pm

:shock: Could that spider be a relative of the black widow????
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Post by Linn » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:47 am

the size of a quarter with red runners does not sound very good, I suggest you take these guys advice and get to the doc ASAP
the wound can became necrotic.

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Maybe the recluse

Here is a whole search page on rash as big as a quarter, Hope this helps you: ... r&ie=UTF-8

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Post by AstusAleator » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:56 am

Yes, it sounds like a recluse. The venom of a recluse affects the local tissue, causing it to break down and die (what Linn meant by necrotic). If left untreated this can lead to blood poisoning and gangrene.

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Post by 123Herpatology » Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:04 am

Its obviously a hemotoxin, judging by the redness and increase in size over time. The recluse has hemotoxins, plus its pretty common in texas. I'm going to be redundant and say that going to a doctor is important.
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Post by [email protected] » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:06 am

I'd go with a Brown Recluse Spider. Yaw, you reallllly should get that checked out. Dying tissue = not good.


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Post by Sang » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:03 am

You must go to hospital right now! It's too dangerous. If there was a poision spider's bite, I thought it would make you feel bad, really bad. Now, common, go and see your doctor right now!

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