Envenomation from spider or animal bite is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with envenomation from spider or animal bite, 42% report having allergic reaction, 35% report having itching of skin, and 35% report having skin rash. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of envenomation from spider or animal bite are allergic reaction, hand or finger swelling, and arm swelling, although you may still have envenomation from spider or animal bite without those symptoms.
Patients with envenomation from spider or animal bite often receive intravenous fluid replacement, wound care management, cardiac monitoring, culture wound, incision and drainage, nonoperative removal of foreign body, other vascular catheterization; not heart and other respiratory therapy .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with envenomation from spider or animal bite include diphenhydramine (benadryl), prednisone, methylprednisolone (medrol), epinephrine, famotidine, hydroxyzine, prednisolone, cimetidine, dicloxacillin, balsam peru topical, polyvalent crotalidae antivenin, calamine-pramoxine topical and etonogestrel (implanon) .
|Balsam Peru Topical|
|Polyvalent Crotalidae Antivenin|
Groups of people at highest risk for envenomation from spider or animal bite include age 5-14 years.