6 Signs that You've Been Bitten By Black Widow

6 Signs that You've Been Bitten By Black Widow

Spiders serve an important ecological purpose, but that doesn't mean you want to share your property with them, especially if they are a poisonous species such as the black widow. Around Phoenix, black widows are found in both urban and desert areas. Black widows are often identifiable by the orange hourglass shape on their underside. If you suspect that you have been bit by a black widow, you'll want to seek medical assistance immediately. While these bites are rarely fatal, you don't want to take any chances. This is especially true with children, who are more susceptible to complications from the venom. Here's a look at six symptoms of a black widow bite.


A headache is commonly one of the first symptoms felt after a bite. While this doesn't automatically mean that you're having a deadly reaction, you'll still want to seek medical help.

Fang Marks

A black widow may leave its mark on you in the form of one or two tiny red spots. In many cases, the identification of fang marks is accompanied by pain or swelling in that area.


Other types of spider bites can also cause rashes. But if you're feeling more serious symptoms along with the rash, then you have more reason to suspect that you've been bitten by a black widow.


The nausea resulting from a black widow bite can be so bad that it causes the victim to start vomiting.

Abdominal Pain

If you suspect you've been bitten by a spider and then start to feel abdominal pain, you'll want to get medical help as soon as possible.

Muscle Cramps

In more serious cases, muscle cramps may first take hold in the bitten area and then get worse as they spread to other areas of the body over the next 12 hours.

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Posted: December 5, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ