Welcome to the official Hello Wellness Blogspot! We are glad that you are here! We will be providing information about the clinic, our services, and our hours of operation. We will also periodically be discussing medical topics and hope to cover a different topic every month. We hope that you will find this site informative and useful. This site is meant to provide basic medical information and knowledge and should not serve as a substitution for situations involving urgent or emergent illness. Obviously, if you have any questions whatsoever you are encouraged to call our clinic at 479-249-6362, between 7am-5pm. Also, email us at well@helloprimarycare.com.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spider Bites

With more than 30,000 species of spiders, spider bites are quite common.  Most spider bites require no medical treatment.  Most serious complications resulting from spider bites are a result of bites from widow spiders, recluse spiders, and tarantulas.  Spiders are not vectors for carrying infectious diseases, such as ticks are for Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  They can, however, cause local skin reactions. In some cases when the venom from some spiders is deposited in the skin during a bite it may get into the blood stream and cause some body wide effects(systemic effects).  All persons suffering spider bites should be evaluated for tetanus vaccination status.