Spider Bites

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Caught in the web  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
WilliametteLive.comMany people who claim spider bites do so without proper evidence. Someone that wakes up with localized pain or swelling, sees a spider in the room and say ...

Chiliean Black Widow Spider Venom Irresistable To Scientists  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Today's THV..."When this spider bites, one of the effects it produces, and it produces many effects, but one is the introduction of prolonged penile erections in bitten ...

The Votes Are In, Spiders Win  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
ReutersHarrison does not ignore the fact that most people consider spiders scary, or that they should protect themselves against spider bites. ...

Jewlery Heists and Transporting Valuables  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
San Diego ReaderNever been stung by a bee...spider bites...those suck...and I always thought I was smart enough never to work directly with a girlfriend. ...

Column: Black widows aren't just a Halloween decoration  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
Eagle TribuneAccording to the Boston Children's Hospital Web site, less than three deaths per year occur from spider bites in the United States, most of these in young ...

MOVIE REVIEW: John C. Reilly bloody good in 'Cirque du Freak'  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
SuburbanJournalsAfter the spider bites Steve, Darren is forced to go back and beg an antidote from the spider's angry owner Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly, ...

Thursday Open Comments  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Lone Star Times (blog)Bedbugs, not spiders, are nighttime biters Question: My wife and I are waking up with spider bites on our legs. My wife, who gets most of the bites, ...

Beware of scorpions and spiders  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Sunshine Coast Daily...insect or arachnids bite, they should call Triple-0.'' To avoid funnel web spider bites, wear gloves when gardening, and check shoes and shake out clothes.

Queensland alert over giant funnel-web sightings  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Courier Mail...bandage and contact the Queensland Ambulance Service. The museum has a 24-hour emergency telephone identification service for spider bites on 0412 848 467.

Garden spiders shouldn't give you the creeps  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Corpus Christi Caller TimesOnly people severely allergic to spider bites have much to worry about. Localized swelling and pain can be relieved by applying an ice pack, ...

Formerly homeless, David Vaughn awaits day  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
The TennesseanAfter suffering multiple spider bites, which led to an infection in his toe, Vaughn was taken to a local hospital where his wife found him and pleaded with ...

Mystery Surrounds Influx of Brown Widow Spiders  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
San Clemente Times...“We are really not seeing many cases of spider bites at the hospital,? a Saddleback Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said. San Clemente resident Erin Lloyd ...

City Eyes New Water Meters  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Water World...compensation claims among city employees due to injuries suffered while reading meters, which could include things such as dog bites or spider bites. ...

The bugs of summer  -  15 Aug 2009
Bennington BannerAs I write, the rain is pouring (teeming) down as it has a lot of days this past month. And what does rain breed? The biter of all times -- Mr. Mosquito.

Black Widow Spider Bites Oakville Senior  -  ‎Aug 13, 2009‎
CityNewsAn Oakville senior remains unable to walk since being bitten by a black widow spider two weeks ago. Joan Brunet was gardening at her Glen Abbey-area home on

Know the regulations before installing a mailbox  -  ‎Aug 11, 2009‎
Pocono RecordWhat should we do if the children do suffer spider bites? A: According to MedlinePlus, a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National

Black Widow Spider Bites are Very Painful~by Ken Churches  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Pine TreeThat black widow spider you may have found in your garage, crawlspace or woodpile is far from a lonely old widow. She's got plenty of company in our

Ouch! Preventing Summer Bug Bites  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Single Minded WomenRule of thumb: Unless you see the spider bite you, and can bring it in with you to the emergency department, it's hard to confirm In fact, spider bites are

Nature Notes  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Mackinac Island Town Crier (subscription)Authorities estimate that more than 80% of "spider" bites are most likely those of insects. Spiders do not hunt out people to bite, and usually only do it

Court: Spider bites woman but lawsuit lacks teeth  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Detroit Free PressAP • July 31, 2009 Spiders bugged and even bit a woman at a rental home in Washtenaw County. But that irritation isn't enough to win a lawsuit against the

Treating Common Insect Bites  -  ‎Jul 26, 2009‎
KOHDSpider bites are not dangerous unless your dog encounters a black widow, hobo, or brown recluse. Since these spiders are shy by nature,

Getting bugs to buzz off  -  ‎Jul 26, 2009‎
Kansas CWAs kids scratch, bites can become infected, and some -- like certain spider bites -- can leave ugly, ulcerated wounds. "Keep it clean and covered," says

What's Going Around  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
WOWTSpider bites tend to cause more redness and tenderness than other types of bites. Open sores require antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.

Black widow spiders in Ont. not cause for alarm  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
CTV.ca...as difficulty breathing, antivenom can be administered, though, admittedly, there isn't much of it Canada since black widow spider bites are so rare.

The browser: A quick look at recent book releases  -  ‎Aug 10, 2009‎
Minneapolis Star Tribune...and the tentacles of the plot overreach (touching on a smuggling operation and lethal spider bites), but you'll still want to follow Shaw and Valentine

The Case of MRSA Infection  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Brooklyn Daily EagleMost often, the bacterium causes mild infections on the skin that generally begin as small red bumps that resemble pimples, boils or spider bites.

Sid Woolfrey went to Africa as a teacher, but soon realized he was ...  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
St. John's TelegramOne of us got spider bites,? he says. While serious and concerning, Woolfrey says his hospital stay gave him first-hand experience of what it's like to live

Lucky you - nautical superstitions that seem bananas  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
MaineToday.com...banana boats from Central America arrived in port, the stevedores unloading the cargo sometimes received painful, and occasionally deadly, spider bites.

Chiggers are the culprits, not spiders or bed bugs  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Lincoln Journal StarAnd spider bites typically leave a large bump - not a series like chiggers. Chiggers usually bike near the ankles, under elastic waist bands or any place

Puppy Rescued from Sewer Lagoon  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
NBC13.comHer paws are swollen and infected either by Rosie breaking off most of her toenails trying to climb out of the lagoon or from spider bites.

Beat the bugs: Don't let stings and bites ruin your summer  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Utica Observer DispatchSpider bites, however, have a longer time interval between bites and death, with 89 percent of 54 victims dying more than 12 hours after being bitten.

Ticked off, bugged and ready for fall  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Regina Leader-Post...have upped the stakes by adding West Nile and Lyme disease to their classic arsenal of threats like malaria, anaphylactic shock and fatal spider bites.

Salisbury man bitten by redback spider  -  Feb 2, 2009
NEWS.com.au,The Australian Museum online says more than 250 people are treated with antivenom for redback spider bites each year. Only the bite of the female redback is

The Antibiotic Epidemic  -  Feb 5, 2009
Teen InkPeople infected with MRSA have boil-like lesions on their body that may resemble spider bites. If the infection is serious, shortness of breath, chest pain,

Grandmother put on life support after deadly spider bites her in ...  -  Jan 15, 2009
Daily Mail,By Daily Mail Reporter The false widow - a close relative of the lethal black widow - crept into bed with Lyn Mitchell, 52. She rolled over and it sank its

Deadly snakes are enjoying heatwaves  -  Feb 2, 2009
Blacktown Sun,More snake and spider bites have happened during recent heatwaves. Ten people in western Sydney have been admitted to hospital with snake bites this summer,

Recluse Spider Run-Ins Inflated  -  Jan 18, 2009
Tampa Tribune,Most spider bites cause puncture wounds with mild itching and do not require medical treatment, Chambers-Emerson said. Apply ice or a cold compress,

That's no spider bite  -  Jan 16, 2009
Texas Examiner,Lewis was frankly skeptical of the idea that an epidemic of spider bites was sending patients to doctor's offices and emergency rooms around Southeast Texas

Singing a Chanson  -  Feb 4, 2009
FranceToday.com,Vincent Delerm's third album, Les Piqûres d'Araignées (Spider Bites) included Favorite Song, a duet with Peter von Poehl (see below), including such

Snake bites on the rise in western Sydney  -  Jan 15, 2009
StreetCorner,This summer has seen an unusually high number of snake and spider bites throughout the wetsern Sydney area. Dr Naren Gunja, Clinical Toxicologist Westmead

Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs in the 21st Century — A Clinical Super ...  -  Jan 28, 2009
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription),Such MRSA frequently causes severe infections resembling spider bites, as well as severe necrotizing fasciitis and pneumonia, and it often produces toxins

Home is where the hurt is / Injuries can happen in your own house  -  Jan 18, 2009
StandardNet,Also, Paul said, "some interesting things happen to people when they stick their fingers into a seldom used place -- like spider bites, rat bites,

Oklahoma State University professor was fan of spiders  -  Dec 27, 2008
NewsOK.com,...→Brown recluse spider bites can cause tissue death, and there’s no antivenin. If you get bitten, stay calm, apply ice and immediately see a doctor for

Wound Healing Center treats first patient  -  Dec 28, 2008
South Carolina Now,...such uncommon ailments as cyanide poisoning, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, brown recluse spider bites and the “bends,? or decompression sickness.

Dole VA Center has cut staph infections in half  -  Dec 26, 2008
Kansas.com,Symptoms of MRSA skin infections include red bumps that become swollen or pus-filled and look like spider bites. The Dole VA hospital does the nasal-swab

Life without Christians?  -  Dec 26, 2008
Jamaica Gleaner,Compared to krypton, spider bites and experiments gone wrong, this manger thing is pretty lame. And a virgin pregnancy? I suppose that could work if there

Passing on pity  -  Dec 26, 2008
Shelbyville News,Tibbett, covered in spider bites, had to be hospitalized. He endured the abuse until age 13, when an incident resulted in his and his sisters' placement in

What should I do about Cellulitis?  -  Dec 24, 2008
GoErie.com,Certain types of insect and spider bites can also transmit cellulitis. It most commonly appears on the lower legs or ankles but can present anywhere on the

Michael Jackson's health: Protecting privacy or crying wolf?  -  Dec 21, 2008
Examiner.comSpider bites reportedly caused nonappearance during a 2002 fraud/breach of contract suit, and there were two trips to the hospital during his 2005 child

Brooke School Officials Respond to MRSA Reports  -  Dec 17, 2008
Wheeling News Register,According to the Mayo Clinic, skin infections by MRSA and other staph bacteria usually begin as small red bumps that resemble pimples, boils or spider bites

Health officials now say MRSA infection  -  Dec 15, 2008
Daytona Beach News-Journal,MRSA generally starts as small red bumps that resemble pimples, boils or spider bites. These can quickly turn into deep, painful abscesses that require

Hand washing best way to prevent staph, say local officials  -  Dec 21, 2008
Mansfield News Journal,..."Usually people will get pimples or boils, which are often mistaken for spider bites, so they're not treated in a quick manner." In the last three years,

A Deadly Bug Invades  -  Dec 5, 2008
Parade MagazineBy Dr. Ranit Mishori A few years ago, I began noticing an unusual number of patients coming in with what they described as spider bites.



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