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Old 07-08-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
Jeff Evans
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Brown recluse bite?

Sorry if this is OT for this forum but I'll give it a shot. I was bit about 3-4 days ago on my left upper thigh and the characteristic skin lesion is starting to form. Anyone ever got one of these? Any advice on reducing the inflammation/necrosis/chance of infection/general badness?
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

regardless of what it is, its a trip to the doctor for a tetanus shot and antibiotics.

btw.. did you see the spider? cause brown recluse bites are dime sized and turn black.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:17 AM   #3
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

Charles Poliquin got bitten by a brown recluse spider and treated it with massive doses of intravenous vitamin C. Scroll down to find that part of this interview:
http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=559121
(on t-nation so probably not work/family safe)
At the very least you could do a vitamin C flush (safe link). It's easy to do, not expensive, *may* be greatly beneficial, but in any case completely risk free.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:52 AM   #4
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

Dapsone may be tried, but you have to get it started right away. Otherwise it's pretty much local care. Majority of bites won't get badly necrotic.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:39 PM   #5
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

You need to get to a doctor, or could face this:

http://thefuntimesguide.com/images/b..._bite_Day9.jpg

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Old 07-10-2008, 04:19 PM   #6
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

My God, man, you got bit by a brown recluse and haven't been to a doctor? What the hell?

You need a doctor. This is not a time to start engaging in the traditional Crossfit "Doctors are STOOPID" BS. Even the Vitamin C flush was accompanied by a trip to the hospital and intravenous Vitamin C application. Unless you can provide that level of care I suggest you get to the emergency room quick. This is necrosis, not freakin' shin splints or low energy or anything where home treatment is an option.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

Doctor, now.

My aunt got bit by one and nearly lost her freaking arm.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #8
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

graphic images.
http://images.google.com/images?q=brown%20recluse%20bite%20emedicine&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi
go to doctor. alot of these actually look like they got caught in good time

heres the infamous handbite(scroll down) very graphichttp://www.ascendedhealth.com/brown-...te-picture.htm

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #9
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

Have you gone to the doctor yet? Those things are nasty.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:46 AM   #10
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Re: Brown recluse bite?

I apparently got bitten by one and didn't realize what it was until long after it was healed. My skin turned black and the whole deal. I wouldn't suggest ignoring it, mind you, but it's apparently not a death sentence without treatment every time.
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