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Originally posted by SpaDe_
Sounds like you may have been bitten by a brown recluse spider. The bite will become very infected and painful if so. Take a look at this video and if it looks like what this guy has I would go to a doctor.
Really,your clothes will get ruined if you pour hydrogen peroxide on them?I suggest pouring a bottle of jameson whiskey on the whole area,that way you can lap the remains off of everything
Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by brindle
Well the main spider that is poisonous, and that I've seen outside, is our "knopie spinnekop" (Afrikaans for button spider). See pics:
However, I'm starting to think we are getting a proliferation of various species, especially as our borders, harbors and airports are fairly lax. I mean, reading more on this lady above who passed away from the Violin Spider bite - that was completely out of its range.
In winter, and especially when it rains we have one or two rain spiders inside.
They are huge - one could put them on a leech and take them for a crawl.
But they are totally harmless.
We have a very clean home, and no cobwebs.
When I discussed this sore with my mum earlier she thinks it must have happened down at the local pub.
Well where-ever, I certainly didn't feel the bite and woke up with this sore.
Now I used the mirror and saw two disticnt bumps - typical of the button spider (black widow/red back?).
Some people say they hardly feel it, and others get major complications - I'm not sure which way I'm going.
Because it covers my right thigh (feels a bit like a slight cigarette burn right now) putting peroxide on it will ruin my clothes and it's cold.edit on 17-5-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
Yea, do we look like a bunch of crybabies around here?We clean up the wound,pound down some shots of liquor,and move on to the next adventure dammit,this isnt sunday school.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
This is good. Gives symptoms, photo's and treatment for the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. According to this, if you had gotten venom, you would likely have muscle cramps and vomiting by now, at least from the BW. Anyway, a danger apparently is getting an infection in the bite itself, so suck it up and put something on it! One must take care of oneself, methinks.
I am sorry my thoughts are not up to your standards supreme one.I will try to rewire my brain as to meet your level of genius.Understand please,that you are one of the chosen ones on earth.Not many can compare to you on a mental level master.
Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
reply to post by brindle
This is on topic in health and wellness. Maybe you need to lay off the beer and offer some constructive thoughts, or at least drop the plebe attitude or the non-benefit of your smartassitude?