Identification and Treatment of Spider Bites
How is a black widow bite diagnosed?
From a reader: My 20 year old son was bitten by a black widow the other day. He had all the symptons, went to ER and was given Morphine via IV for pain, ALL day long! Doctor's did not find anything in his blood. Why not?
Reader Submitted Spider Bites
Spider bites seem to be more common than the spiders doing the biting. See how other readers' spider bites look and learn about their experiences. Share your own spider bite story and pictures with other readers to let future spider bite victims know how to recognize them and what to expect from spider bite treatment.
Spider Bite Pictures
Infected wounds are often blamed on spider bites. Unfortunately, it's really hard to tell if a spider is really the culprit. Many bug bites look...
Spiders get a pretty bad rap in the world of first aid. Plenty of red, raised welts have been identified, either correctly or incorrecty, as spider bites. Despite the belief by many victims that spiders are responsible for their pain, spider bites are often harmless. Indeed, most spider bites go unnoticed and untreated.
Spider Bites - Real Spider Bites
About.com readers share their experiences with spider bites. Bites and treatment -- share your story and read what others have endured.
How to Tell It's NOT a Brown Recluse
It's nearly impossible for an amateur to positively identify a brown recluse. However, with these steps you can clearly tell the 99% that are definitely not brown recluses.