Severity of a person’s reaction to a spider bite depends on the amount of venom injected. Individual sensitivity to a bite effects may be:
- Nothing at all
- Immediate reaction
- Delayed reaction
Just as individuals react in a variety of ways, the symptoms will show up in the same manner. Some individuals (1) may not be aware of the bite for 2 to 8 hours, (2) others feel a stinging sensation usually followed by intense pain if there is a severe reaction. A small white blister at the bite site, surrounded by a large congested and swollen area can form.
Victims of a bite may also experience within 24 to 36 hours a systemic reaction may occur such as restlessness, fever, chills, nausea, weakness and/or joint pain.
Brown Recluse Spider Injuries
Here are some images of Brown Recluse Spider injuries.