We recently had a Brown Recluse Spider Bite case (presumed) here at AERC. Learn more about the successful HBOT treatment that helped out this 10-year old patient.
Details: Ten year old canine presented as owner noticed a slow development overnight of a very large swollen face with a necrotic wound. No puncture wounds were observed.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatments:
- Day 1 – 1 Treatment at 1.5 ATA
- Day 2 – 3 Treatments at 1.5 ATA
- Day 3 – 2 Treatments at 1.5 ATA
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is approved for use in humans who have been bitten by the brown recluse spider in the United States.
The facial swelling was significantly decreased in 24 hours and the hematoma in the oral mucosa is resolving quickly.
The brown recluse spider is known to live inside homes as well as in its outdoor habitat. Inside homes, the arachnid lives in dark places, such as cracks, corners, seldom used clothes, curtains and inside furniture.
This dog had no known exposure to a pit viper or other snake.
If you notice your pet showing signs of a potential spider bite, or think your pet may have been exposed to a poisonous spider, please call us at (772) 466-3441 right away!
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