Spider Bite: Brown Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2014
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