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Brown recluse spider bite can cause acute anemia by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 26 Feb 2010 12:00am As people return to outdoor activities this spring, caution should be taken in areas of the country that are home to Loxosceles reclusa, also called the brown recluse spider. A new study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that whe ... Read on »
Spider Bites and Travelers by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 14 Apr 2009 12:37am I have to admit that spiders give me the creeps!  But, I am am very interested in them and almost have a love/hate relationship.  Spiders are found in almost every location on the planet and there are some very important spiders for travelers to know about. Black Widow: The Black Widow (lactrodectus) can sometimes have a painless bite. [...] Read on »
Brown Recluse Spider Bite. Serious. by Glenna M. Posted Wed 18 Nov 2009 10:00pm Robin, one of my faves from four at work, stopped by to say hi to me last night in the department.  She mentioned that she'd been in StepDown for five days. I thought she meant working. Nope!  IN Stepdown. As in Admitted into StepDown.  Craziness--not only did she have a horrible reaction to the venom of the brown recluse spider that bit ... Read on »
Spider Bite Update by Mark Pegram Posted Sat 07 Jan 2012 4:14am For my regular readers, I am sorry that I did not post in December. It was a lost month as I recovered from my bite by a black or brown widow spider. I should have taken pictures since this is a health blog. It was an adventure. Read on »
Dog Bug Bites by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 11:57am Signs and Symptoms If your dog is curious and active, as many canines are, it’s practically inevitable that he or she will be the victim of a bug bite or sting at some point in life. Even dogs that are not as inquisitive or active often get bitten by pesky insects. While in most cases bug bites are not serious for dogs, unless the ... Read on »
Ebook: Lymphedema Management - How To Manage Lymphedema, Leg Swelling and Edema from Cancer, Vascular Insufficiency, Bug Bites, by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 1:02pm In thinking about how I can further help my community and reach out to more individuals who are managing Lymphedema across the US and in other countries it became clear that I needed to educate the masses.  I call it my "One to Many" approach and this year I have set forth in taking steps to educate and reach more people facing Lymphedema diagnos ... Read on »
Be Careful of Those Spiders, T ... by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Wed 22 Apr 2009 9:39am Be Careful of Those Spiders, They Are Not as Innocent as They Look. Spring is here, the weather is warming up and we are finally able to wear those cute open toe sandals. With that being said, there are some new concerns to be aware of. All of the creepy crawlers that have been sleeping the winter months away are coming out of their favorite h ... Read on »
Tourist In New Zealand Bit By Spider on the Penis While He Slept – 16 Days In the Hospital Recovering by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 14 May 2010 6:00am The spider is said to be a relative to our Black Widow spiders we have here in the US.  As a tourist on the beach, this was not a happy day for him by any means.  The Katipo spider is referenced here as a “night biter” so his attack was true to his form.  The bites are not normal deadly but can make on very sick it appears.  BD ... Read on »