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What do brown recluse spider bites look like?

 

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Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed at first because they are usually painless bites. Initially, the bite site is mildly red, and you may be able to see fang marks. Within a few hours, the redness changes to a pale area with a red ring surrounding the area, or a "bull's-eye" appearance. The center area will then often blister, which, over 12-48 hours can sink, turning bluish then black as this area of tissue dies.

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