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Wilderness: Black Widow and Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

  • Seek immediate medical care.
  • Antivenom therapy is available for black widow bites. Medications, if started early, are available to treat brown recluse bites. However, the efficacy of the medications for the treatment of brown recluse spider bites is controversial.
  • Consult a doctor about treatment with available medications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

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