Spider Bite Woodland Hills
Out of all species in the U.S., three stand out for their bites, which produce a number of effects to their victims. These species consist of the black widow, brown recluse, and tarantula.
Tarantulas are the least worrying of the three. They only attack when they perceive a threat and inhabit areas that are far from human contact. Their range includes the southern parts of the country. Their bites however, can produce substantial effects such as skin protrusions, redness, and intense pain.
Brown recluse spiders are one of the more threatening species found in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Kansas. They appear to have a light brown body that grows up to half an inch in length. Their bites result in undesirable symptoms such as ulcers, severe pain, muscle aches, fevers, vomiting, chills, and nausea.
Another species with a potent venom is the black widow. Although their bite may sometimes be unnoticeable, it can produce serious damage. Symptoms of a black widow bite may include minor swelling, redness, and lesions. After an hour, the pain will be experienced by the entire body instead of the bitten area – this occurs in areas such as the abdomen and chest.
Spider bites require immediate attention, especially if their effects can be fatal. An experienced Woodland Hills urgent care provider, Dr. Mirshojae is trained to assess particular spider bites and deliver comprehensive treatments. We utilize medications that contain antibiotics, antihistamines, and analgesics to treat small wounds. For any bite, a tetanus shot is recommended to stabilize the venom.
The Woodland Hills Medical Clinic can deliver prompt treatments for patients who have experienced serious spider bites. Our clinic is available on a walk-in basis to examine any spider bite.