September 17, 2005
I wrote recently about what nasty sumbitches brown recluse spiders are. I suppose this parent found me from a search on the subject and she sent me this email.
My son was just bit by a brown or desert recluse. We have two of them in a jar for identification (looks just like brown recluse) He has been in hosp for 3 days, has had debridement and on heavy antibiotics. The Dr. who is originally from TX, identified the bite/necrosis. My son thought he got glass in his hand. He may lose his finger. Lots of tissue is gone and it split open from tip to end and has big gaping hole in center. I am supposed to put iodine strips and sterile gause every day. Irrigate with Saline. That's all! I have a brown recluse kit with the activated charcoal and a liquid to use, only problem is that no MD seems to know about it. I don't want to make it worse.
I'm not going to give out her email address, but if you have any advice, either leave it in my comments or email it to me and I'll forward it to her.
A brown reculse bite can be VERY serious.
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