How will I know if I have been bitten by a Black Widow spider?
The bite may not be felt. It is followed by burning, local swelling, and redness. Two puncture points may be visible. The pain intensifies after 1 to 3 hours and may last up to 48 hours. The spider venom is neurotoxic and the pain usually progresses from the site of the bite up or down the arm or leg, finally localizing in the abdomen or back. The abdominal muscles may become rigid and board-like with severe cramps.

Other symptoms may include nausea, profuse sweating, tremors, labored breathing and speech, and vomiting. The severity of the symptoms depends on the age and sensitivity of the victim, with small children most severely affected.

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