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Wilderness: Black Widow and Recluse Spider Bite Topic Guide
Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spider Bite: Black widow spider and brown recluse spider bites in the wilderness present a medical emergency. If bitten by either of these spiders, seek medical attention immediately. Anti-venom is one treatment for a black widow spider bite. There is no anti-venom for a brown recluse spider bite.
Brown Recluse Spider Bite The brown recluse spider is notable for its characteristic violin pattern on the back of the body part to which the legs attach. Symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite include severe pain, severe itching, vomiting, nausea, fever, and muscle pain. A person who has been bitten by a brown recluse spider bite should seek medical treatment.