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Spider bite, should I breastfeed?

Posted by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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I got bit by what I think is a brown recluse about 15 mins ago. Do I nurse DD with spider venom in my bloodstream? I'm so scared! Ty ladies.
UPDATE: still nursing dd :) her dr said it's fine; some of you were right, it's localized, not in bloodstream. Benadryl helped, so prob not a BR spider, but a less poisonous one. Ty everyone!
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mamabens
by Miranda on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I'd call Dr Hales infant risk hotline & ask them!
(806)-352-2519.

Misash103
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM
Ty for that # I called it and it kept ringing and ringing. Are they available on Saturday?


Quoting mamabens:

I'd call Dr Hales infant risk hotline & ask them!
(806)-352-2519.


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CharMom23
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Aren't those spider very poisonous? Should you go to the dr? 

kitty8199
by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:41 PM
If you got bit by a brown recluse go to ER. Their Vernon is necrotic and will start eating your tissue
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Its fine, nurse that baby.  The venom is more in the tissue not the bloodstream otehrwise it could cause major issues all over your body whereas BR bites basically kill tissue around the bite.

melindabelcher
by mel on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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Yikes.
Everything im reading says it's localized. I think you can call poison control for help treating it
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Misash103
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM
They are; I called ER nurse. She said take benadryl, ice it, elevate it and, if over an hour it gets bad fast, to come to ER. I've done all that and in 15 mins the hour will be up.


Quoting CharMom23:

Aren't those spider very poisonous? Should you go to the dr? 


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EmmaZate
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM
You really should see a doctor.
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shaunaleigh418
by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM
How's it looking?

Quoting Misash103:

They are; I called ER nurse. She said take benadryl, ice it, elevate it and, if over an hour it gets bad fast, to come to ER. I've done all that and in 15 mins the hour will be up.




Quoting CharMom23:

Aren't those spider very poisonous? Should you go to the dr? 


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mamabens
by Miranda on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Crud, I jsut looked & no they aren't. After looking into it though, I'd go ahead & nurse. Jsut watch the bite & go in if it gets worse.

Quoting Misash103:

Ty for that # I called it and it kept ringing and ringing. Are they available on Saturday?


Quoting mamabens:

I'd call Dr Hales infant risk hotline & ask them!
(806)-352-2519.



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