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MyBite#: 2120 Name: Reta
Date Bitten: 8/18/2005 Body Part: Arm
City: Easley State/Country: South Carolina
Found Spider: No Severity of Bite: 1 - Minor
Recurring Bite: Yes Pet Story: No
Medications: Benadryl, Gold Bond, Ibuprofen, Wash / Water
GOLD BOND ANTI-ITCH CREAM WITH STERIOD EVERY TWO - THREE HOURS 
EMail: Reta

Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/20/2005

Bite with red inflamed circle and the black bite center with fang marks


Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/21/2005

Bite with red inflamed circle and the black bite center with fang marks getting bigger!


Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/23/2005

Bite mark getting worse running together in the black part. At that point I took a sterial pin and opened the black part, in fact took it out. It was deep and was just dead flesh. But then it began to get better so take out the black part!!!


Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/22/2005

Small Brown Recluse bite.


Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/22/2005

Small Brown Recluse bite.


Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/20/2005

Small Brown Recluse bite. Bottom area turned out to be poison oak, lol. Just thought at first due to just getting bitten by a brown recluse, that it was bites at first.


Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/22/2005

Turned out to be poison oak, lol. Just thought at first due to just getting bitten by a brown recluse, that it was bites at first.


Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Date Photo Taken: 8/22/2005

Turned out to be poison oak, lol. Just thought at first due to just getting bitten by a brown recluse, that it was bites at first.


FIRST SIX PICTURES ARE BROWN RECLUSE BITES, TOTAL OF 3 BITES. ONE YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THE FANG WHOLES ABOVE THE LARGER BROWN PLACE. LAST TWO PICTURES TURNED OUT TO BE POISON OAK.

8-20-05

I have looked at many of the bite stories and haven't seen one exactly like mine. Anyone with some advice as to what kind of spider, please let me know. Pictures were taken approximately 48 hours after I think I was bit, while working in the yard.
Thank You!
Reta

8-20-05

Update the second set of pictures are on day three. Also, pictures of multiple bites that occurred while sleeping last night.
This morning I killed a spider that looked just like a Hobo Spider in the downstairs bathroom, I sleep upstairs. I know that according to the Spider Chart Hobo Spiders are not supposed to be in my area, South Eastern U.S.
Any suggestions???
Thanks,
Reta

9-4-05

ONE PERSON RESPONDED TO MY REQUEST FOR HELP AND SUGGESTED FLEA BITES, WRONG, BUT HERE IS MY RESPONSE:
Six weeks later:
Thanks for responding! You are the only one that did. The bites with the black center were BROWN RECLUSE BITES, three total. The other little ones that came up in one night was POISON OAK. Needless to say I haven't revisited that part of the yard to clean up again. LOL
I started taking benadryl immediately and then used GOLD BOND MEDICATED ANTI-ITCH CREAM WITH STEROIDS. It all began to clear up. In fact before the doctor saw the bites they had lost all the big red circle around them. All that was left at that point, approximately ten days, was the black and red center blistered up and a bad case of poison oak. It blistered up and finally burst and I removed the black center to reveal the whole the poison made. Kept up with the benadryl and the GOLD BOND. Now all I have left is scaring from both the poison oak and the bites, which is healing nicely with the GOLD BOND. I had never used GOLD BOND before but am now a firm believer in it!
Thanks again,
Reta


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