Spider Bite: Brown Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)
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Should I see a doctor if I've been bitten by a brown recluse?
If you think you or someone you know has been bitten by a brown recluse spider, then the individual should be seen by a doctor that day. If possible, bring the spider in question to the doctor's office. Identification of the spider is very helpful in making the correct diagnosis.
If the patient is unable to be seen by a doctor that day, he or she should seek care at a hospital's emergency department.
How is a brown recluse spider bite diagnosed?
The doctor will try to make the correct diagnosis. It helps if the patient is able to produce the spider in question. That can often be difficult, because most victims don't even realize they have been bitten before developing symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/30/2017
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