Tarantula bite

General or Other | General Practice | Tarantula bite (Disease)


Tarantulas, like all spiders, have a venomous bite. But for most tarantula venom is very toxic to humans, it is comparable to that of wasps. Venom effects are, however, quite strong, local events being pain, sweating, some sensitive people can get even anaphylactic shock.

Causes and Risk factors

In general, however, to avoid a spider bite, whether dangerous or not, must realize that tarantulas are wild animals and should be treated with due respect, understanding their behavior is important, as long as they live in the same room with us. As a general rule, it is good to remember that a spider prefers to retreat if threatened, bite as a last resort defense they choose. Another drawback is hair tarantula. It is irritating to humans and other animals, one of the means by which they remove potential aggressors is scratching his abdomen when blow hairs irritating to eyes and respiratory system.

A tarantula bite usually produces only a small moment of pain, or a stinging sensation, mild pain with these fifteen up to twenty minutes. in the worst cases, might be a painful wound that lasts weeks to heal. Often their bite is mild and does not produce more troubles than a regular bee stings.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Antivenin must first be tested on the skin to avoid allergic reactions. It is also possible that doctors do injections of calcium gluconate or metocarbamol, muscle relaxants and pain medications can be given. May need an tetanus injection as secondary complications such as bacteremia tetanus pole be deadly than spider venom. ...

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