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Purchased a 7X7 Rubbermaid shed to go over/around the tank to my well. When I opened the box there were several brown recluse spiders in it. I just finished putting the shed together and took a shower about an hour ago. I noticed a burning itch in my armpit. I’m not sure if a spider bit me or what but it’s the worst burning itch I’ve ever had. Does anyone know what a brown recluse spider bit look like?

@MarcusJ65

According to Dr. Google:

Symptoms of a Brown Recluse Bite

Pain or redness at the site of the bite.

A deep sore (ulcer) that forms where you were bitten, with the skin at the center turning purple.

Fever.

Chills.

Nausea.

Joint pain.

Feeling weak.

Seizures or coma (very rare)

@uncle_fester

Yep, colloquially called "fiddleback" spiders here, sometimes.

@MarcusJ65

Can you see actual bite marks — 2 tiny holes at the center?

@rarity
My wife said it looks like small red dots or bumps. I can’t see it that well myself so I got her to take the picture for me.

@MarcusJ65 @rarity

I know you are worried about the bites...

PLEASE THROW YOUR CLOTHES IN THE WASH and look around in the room they were in

@Hunter @rarity

I seen one in the bathroom just a minute ago. He ran under the base of the toilet before I could smash him.

@MarcusJ65 @rarity

Continue looking around, don’t want the kiddo to get bit

@MarcusJ65 @rarity

I suggested sealing the toilet but that could make matters worse, hopefully it comes back out

@MarcusJ65
That spider's bite is dangerous! If you believe it to be a brown recluse seek medical attention fast. If you can catch one do so.

@TheMusicMan

It was a brown recluse. I got a good look at them. They were crawling all over inside the cardboard box that the shed came in. Looked identical to this👇

@MarcusJ65 My roomy looked at your pic..hes been bit by one before..he says it looks like his did. watch it close the first 24 hrs he says

@TimToolMan @Dawnz @MarcusJ65

I take antihistamine at the first sign of any bite. Vinegar and baking soda paste is good too. And of course Ice. Someone already said that though.

@MarcusJ65

Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed initially because they are usually painless bites. Occasionally, some minor burning that feels like a bee sting is noticed at the time of the bite and a small white blister develops at the site of the bite. Symptoms usually develop two to eight hours after a bite. Keep in mind that most bites cause little tissue destruction.

@watspn1013

That’s about right. I started putting the shed together this morning around 10. I finished about 530 and didn’t noticed the spot near my armpit until I took a shower around 6PM. I can’t remember feeling anything like a bite this morning . It started burning/itching after I got out of the shower.

@MarcusJ65

Don’t take any chances Marcus! Visit an urgent care center if the bite symptoms gets any worse!

When the dust settles & you’re feeling better, you need to question whomever shipped your package! This should NEVER have happened!

Take care please!

@MarcusJ65
Recluse bites are very serious.
Put ice on it right away. Call your doctor he'll probably prescribe antibiotics. Brown recluses aren't anything to mess with. Their venom is like a rattlesnakes that eats away at your flesh. My girlfriend got bit in two locations on her leg, leaving two holes the size of a golf ball. It looked as though someone took a sharp ice cream scoop to her leg. And it took months to heal. I'm not trying to scare you, only to say what I've witnessed first hand.

@KenLarkin

I’ll call him first thing in the morning and see if he will call in some antibiotics. I hope I don’t get any of the more serious symptoms.

@MarcusJ65 take care of yourself. My girlfriend's doctor said the ice was important because it minimizes the affected area.

@MarcusJ65
1) Skin Reddening: generally the affected area gets red in around 2 hours right after the bite.

2) Open sore: a person may notice a blister in the center of the bitten area which a sign of a bite.

3) Pain: pain in the affected area from mild to severe within 2 to 8 hours of the initial bite.

4) Fever: mild fever is experienced by a person after a day is passed of the bite.

5) Joint pain: if the spider has bitten near the joints then, one may suffer from severe pain in the joints.

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