|After my daughter and I enjoyed the thank-you dinner for volunteers, we found this critter on my daughter's car. I figured that it was a brown recluse, but I am not "dead sure." Since my daughter has a height advantage, I asked her to swat it off the car. Brown recluse spiders, as well as northern black widows, are the only poisonous spiders in Indiana. The pictures I've seen of bites on humans are quite disturbing. There is no antidote, but I copied the treatment from this site for Web MD.|
How is it treated?
Medicine to counteract brown recluse spider venom is not available in the United States or Canada. Treatment depends on how severe the bite is.
Medicine that may be used include: