Black Widow Spider Bite
Black Widow Spider Bite Overview
Of the 30,000 types of spiders, the black widow is probably the one best known and feared. Although spiders are often blamed for all kinds of symptoms, from local itching to diffuse rashes, the fact is that spiders rarely bite humans, and in fact, most spider bites do not even break the skin.
The bites of very large spiders such as tarantulas can be painful. Otherwise, in the temperate regions, the only spiders to be feared are the black widow and the brown recluse.
Picture of the underside of a black widow spider and an egg sack
Picture of a top view of a black widow spider
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2015
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