Brown Recluse Spider Bite - Experience

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Published: January 26

I believe I was bitten by a brown recluse spider 3 to 4 days ago. I did not know I was even bit, until I scratched the affected area. I went to my physician, and he ordered Bactrim and a topical lidocaine. That was yesterday, and I am experiencing extreme pain, the bite is located in my pubic area. It is painful to sit or have clothes brush against the affected area. It is 5 days since the initial bite and the pain is almost unbearable..

Published: May 31

I was bit by a brown recluse spider in 1999 I was 22. A few of us after work decided to get some drinks and food and the restaurant had tables outside where we sat at. Late evening I had my legs on another chair relaxing while waiting on other servers to finish closing. This is where the spider had to have gotten in contact with me (I was wearing shorts) and I believe this is where it crawled up to where the crease of your stomach is when you sit down and when I bent over or sat back down I was bitten. Upon arriving home I got in the shower and I scratched the area as well because it was itching. A few days to a week later I had gotten really sick and had noticed the mark on my stomach and made appointment to see the doctor the next day. Well, the doctor told me that I was bitten by a brown recluse and that my scratching my stomach helped get some of the sac off me but the doctor still had to scrape some of the poison out, for which he did have to cut me open and scrape the poison out. He finished scraping the venom out, then he stuffed about 3 feet of gauze in it and I believe about a week later I went back and he took the gauze out and said it has to heal from the inside out, so I had a nice size hole under my belly button until it healed..