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Old 06-15-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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Question Anyone Bitten By A Brown Recluse???

I was just wondering if anyone had lingering issues from a brown recluse bite. Let me give you a little history:
The poison from my bite didn't stay local like most, it injected directly into a vein or artery and traveled throughout my bloodstream. It caused:
A serious rash-like problem on the skin (purplish-red;13inches by 7inches)
A double ear infection
A kidney infection that could not be cured for 7 months and could not be explained by an MRI
Low thyroid levels that could not be explained by ultrasound
Serious pain in the affected leg that prevented me from walking for about a month

The treatments they used were:
One injection of Rocephin and two IV's of it
An IV and then 1 month pill form Prednisone
Hydrotherapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
7 months on a wide spectrum of antibiotics

I now am having issues other blood-related issues and I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and could give insight. Thanks!!!

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Old 06-15-2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone Bitten By A Brown Recluse???

hi i have seen someone with a bite in the abdoman and it left a huge hole i suggest you look up a spider website lots of info there hope you get better soon

 
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Old 06-16-2004, 06:05 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone Bitten By A Brown Recluse???

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Originally Posted by Hundtoft
I was just wondering if anyone had lingering issues from a brown recluse bite. Let me give you a little history:
The poison from my bite didn't stay local like most, it injected directly into a vein or artery and traveled throughout my bloodstream. It caused:
A serious rash-like problem on the skin (purplish-red;13inches by 7inches)
A double ear infection
A kidney infection that could not be cured for 7 months and could not be explained by an MRI
Low thyroid levels that could not be explained by ultrasound
Serious pain in the affected leg that prevented me from walking for about a month

The treatments they used were:
One injection of Rocephin and two IV's of it
An IV and then 1 month pill form Prednisone
Hydrotherapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
7 months on a wide spectrum of antibiotics

I now am having issues other blood-related issues and I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and could give insight. Thanks!!!
I am so sorry that is horrible!!!! I hate spiders I freak if I see one!! Did you get bit in your sleep or something???
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Old 06-17-2004, 06:19 AM   #4
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Exclamation Re: Anyone Bitten By A Brown Recluse???

Hey, something just came to me. May be way off, but I know that my son was diagnosed this past Winter with Brown Recluse bites, as was my husband, and what they actually had was Stapholoccocus Aureus (sp?; I always abbreviate it staph). Anyway, theirs was NOT the methicillan resistant kind, but there is such a staph that you cannot kill once it is in your system without something like IV given Vancocillin. I wonder if you need to be checked for what they call MRSA, or meth resistant stah aureus? It can abcess different organs and create many problems. My familys' "bites" were finally cultured, because they were so recurrent, and they turned out to be skin staph infections of the aureus family. Infectious Disease guy said he'd seen a lot of it this year. We'd never sen it at ALL before this, but three members of our family had staph skin infections this past Fall and Winter. They had five or six of them. The sore looked like brown bites, and swelled, reddened and got a cavern in the middle. Could even have BEEN a recluse bite to start, but then became infected with staph. I don't think ours were that, because they were too repetative. Anyway, something I felt I wanted to throw out to you. Hoping you will resolve these problems very soon. ~ Tracy

 
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