This is the major difficulty in conclusively diagnosing a true spider bite. No less than forty other medical conditions can masquerade as “spider bites.” An excellent online article addresses Causes of Necrotic Wounds Other Than Brown Recluse Spider Bites, making a convincing argument that more minor wounds could also have different origins than spider bites. Believe it or not, even ingrown hairs have been mistaken for spider bites.
More Frequently Asked Questions
General Spider Questions
- What is a spider?
- How do I identify a spider?
- What is the world's largest spider?
- How many eyes do spiders have?
- How long do spiders live?
- How are spiders helpful to people and the planet?
- What kind of animals eat spiders?
- How do spiders produce silk?
- Why do spiders spin webs?
- How do spiders create webs?
- How long does it take a spider to build a web?
- How strong is a spider web?
- Why is spider silk sticky?
- What else do spiders use silk for?
- What is the most venomous spider in the world?
- How do I treat a spider bite?
- What do spider bites look like?