There are 30,000 types of spiders. The black widow is probably the one best known and feared. Spiders are often blamed for all kinds of bite symptoms, from local itching to overall rashes, but they rarely bite humans, and in fact, most spider bites do not even break the skin.
Although the spider is mostly found in the southern United States, they may be seen throughout the US. Five species are common to the US, with two of them being the most common:
- The southern black widow has a shiny, black, globular abdomen with the distinctive red hourglass on the underside.
- The northern black widow has a row of red spots down the middle of its back and two crosswise bars on its abdomen. The markings can also be yellow or white and the spider itself may be brown or have red legs.
Black widow spider bites result in a halo lesion consisting of a pale circular area surrounded by a ring of redness. The initial bite of the black widow spider is usually painful, and the victim will often see the spider during the bite. Left untreated, it can become infected and turn into what looks like a boil.
Symptoms Of A Black Widow Bite:
The severity of the reaction depends on the age and physical condition of the person bitten. Children and the elderly are more seriously affected than adults. The black widow's neurotoxic protein is one of the most potent venoms secreted by an animal. Some people are slightly affected by the venom, but others may have a severe response.
- The first symptom is acute pain at the site of the bite,double fang marks may be present. There may be a minimal reaction like local rash and itching, but it could escalate to headache and dizziness. Symptoms usually start within 20 minutes to one hour after the bite.
- Local pain may be followed by localized or generalized severe muscle cramps. Large muscle groups (such as shoulder or back) are often affected, resulting in considerable pain.
- In some cases, abdominal pain may mimic such conditions as appendicitis, gallbladder problems or pancreatitis. Chest pain may be mistaken for a heart attack.
- Eyelid swelling and/or tearing of the eyes may occur with weakness, tremors and paralysis (mainly in the legs).
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a possible reaction to the venom. The elevation of blood pressure can lead to one of the more severe complications.
- In severe cases, nausea, vomiting, fainting, dizziness, chest pain, and respiratory difficulties may follow. People rarely die from a black widow's bite. Life-threatening reactions are generally seen only in small children and the elderly.
Our Black Widow Spider Detox Remedy eliminates the venom, poison and secondary reactions that occur after a Black Widow Bite. The remedy also counteracts the common neurotoxin known as latrotoxin.
Remember that our Liquid Detox is one of the most effective remedies for treating/healing bites and wounds. It is powerful at helping reduce pain, swelling and itching, and is very effective at preventing infection. You can apply it directly to the bite or wound or soak the absorbent part of a band aid (3-5 drops) in Liquid Detox and apply it to the bite or wound.