Black House Spiders Venomous • Nausea
 
VENOM TOXICITY - the bite of the Black House Spider is poisonous but not lethal. Some people bitten experience severe pain around the bite site, heavy sweating, muscular pains, vomiting, headaches and giddiness. If serious symptoms appear - first aid and medical attention (ambulance) should be sought as soon as possible.
Area of distribution - Australia-wide.
Spider Identification - adults are about 15 mm in body length and of a dark brown to black velvet textured appearance.
Habitat - this spider spins a lacy, messy web and is prefers dry habitats in secluded locations. It is commonly found in window framing, under eaves, gutters, in brickwork, sheds, toilets and among rocks and bark. Electric lights attract their prey - moths, flies, mosquitoes and other insects.
[+] FIRST AID Black House SPIDER BITE

 

Do NOT bandage - except for Funnel-web spider bite. The venom of Red-back and some spider bites will move very slowly - any restriction may cause excruciating pain.


Keep the patient calm - don't panic - avoid excitement - avoid undue movement of patient - reassure the patient - any excitment will quicken bloodflow and transportaion of venom through victim's body..
Use an ICE-PACK (wrapped in cloth) on bite site - to help reduce pain and swelling around the bite site.
Medical Attention should be sought immediately. If safe to do so, take the spider to the hospital for identification.
If serious symptoms appear - immediately phone AMBULANCE dial 000.

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Links to PDF Articles on Australian Spiders

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A Clinician's Guide to Australian Venomous Spider Bites PDF
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Funnel Web & Redback Spider Bites • First Aid Advice • Ambulance NSW PDF
Mouse Spider Bites • Medical Importance • Medical Journal Australia PDF
Spiderbite Clinical Management Guide 2013 • NSW Dept of Health PDF
Spider cleared of causing flesh-eating ulcer • News in Science • ABC TV PDF
Venomous Bites & Stings • Victoria Health Dept PDF
Summary FIRST AID Funnel Web / Mouse Spider Bites PDF
Venomous Spider Bite Precautions • NSW Ambulance PDF
Venomous Spider Bite First Aid • Dr GK Isbister, Charles Darwin University, NT PDF
White Tailed Spider • First Aid • Victoria Health Dept PDF
Red Back Spider Anti-venom • Victoria Health Dept PDF
Funnel Web Spider Anti-venom • Victoria Heath Dept PDF
First Aid • Spider Bites • Western Australia Govt PDF
Funnel Web Spider bite clinical flow chart PDF
First Aid • Bites & Stings • Queensland Health Dept PDF
Poisonous Bites & Stings • Westmead Hospital NSW PDF
Funnel Web Spider Bite • Pressure Immobilisation Method • Qld Health Dept PDF
Funnelweb & Mouse Spider Bites • Australian Resuscitation Council PDF
DRSABCD Resuscitation • NSW St Johns Ambulance PDF
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