Brown Recluse Spider
It would seem that most spider bites rarely cause serious injury, except in people whose
immune system is compromised, such as the elderly, people with HIV/AIDS,
cancer, diabetes, or other chronic diseases.
Most spider bites are either painless or feel like minor burns.
Within twenty-four hours a purplish-red blister develops at the site of the bite, and extensive tissue death occurs beneath the bite. This produces a very deep and angry ulceration that may extend down to the bone. The condition often lasts for weeks or months, and typically leaves a deep puckered scar. That is, if amputation or surgery does not become necessary.
There is no antidote and no truly effective anti-venom. The anti-venom must be administered within 24 hours, and in most cases it is only after 24 hours that
the person realizes they are a victim of a recluse spider. So, in hopes
of physically removing all of the poison, the treatment often resorted
to is that of wide surgical excision - cutting away of any flesh containing venom. But
there is safe and very effective natural remedy that has been used for
centuries to treat poisonous insect bites including those of the
Activated Charcoal Neutralizes BRS Toxin
Activated Charcoal is used
around the world in hundreds of different applications to neutralizes
hundreds of different poisons. Numerous cases have demonstrated that
the same activated charcoal used in Hospital Emergency Rooms (ER) to
adsorb accidental poisoning or drug overdose is equally effective in
adsorbing the venom of poisonous snakes and poisonous insects including the brown recluse spider.
Dr. Dana, NMD, told me over
the phone, “I have never actually treated anyone with a bite from a
black widow, but have treated several brown recluse spider bites. These
are far more difficult to treat. I have seen people who required
cosmetic surgery to repair the extensive tissue damage, and some people
have recurring symptoms years later.
Dr. Martha, MD, works as an
emergency room physician in a Kentucky hospital. “I use charcoal
routinely for poisonings and drug overdoses. I have also ordered a
charcoal poultice to be placed over toxic spider bites. We would soak
some gauze with charcoal slurry and place that in a disposable hospital
chuck [a flat rectangular pad with absorbent material on one side and
plastic on the other], and tape it in place with the plastic side out.
It worked very nicely on one brown recluse spider bite. I had the staff
change it every thirty minutes.
In their book Rx: Charcoal , the doctors Thrash include three experiences with brown recluse bites.
Case #1 "Our first case was a nurse, who recognized the spider and called for help. Charcoal poultices were applied and changed every thirty minutes through the night. The next morning, our hearts sank as we saw an angry, discolored, dime-sized blood blister at the site of the bite. But with prayer, we redoubled our efforts, and soon the swelling and discoloration began to subside. The following day it was decidedly better. The time intervals for changing the poultices was lengthened to two and then to four hours. After a week only a tiny, slightly red spot remained, which itched slightly; no slough occured."
Case #2 "Our second case was not as fortunate as the nurse. She knew that she had been bitten, but did not recognize the nature of the creature. Two days had passed before we saw her, and the area around the bite was swollen, discolored, and quite uncomfortable. Nevertheless, vigorous applications of the poultices and soaking in charcoal water prevented serious damage, and she had only a minimal slough, which healed in two weeks. Then she developed a tiny red hemmorhagic rash (angiitis) on her leg, which cleared in five weeks. She continued to have swelling for over six months."
Case #3 “Our third
case was a sixty-year-old man who called us from a Veterans
Administration (VA) hospital. He had been bitten by a brown recluse
spider two days before, having seen the spider and recognized it. He
now had a large blood blister on his thumb just at the base, about the
size of a dollar coin. There was extensive swelling of the entire thumb
and forefinger, with purplish discoloration of his whole hand. In an
attempt to save his hand, the VA surgeons offered him as their
treatment of choice, the removal of his thumb and the fleshy mound of
muscle and bone at its base right back to the wrist.
The Thrashes also tell the
story of an anesthetist who attended one of their heath seminars. On
hearing one of their case reports about a patient’s recovery from a
brown recluse bite, he related his experience from the previous day. He
had had to anesthetize a lady for the second time in two months so that
a more extensive amputation could be done on her foot. She had been
bitten by a brown recluse spider. The first amputation had not removed
all of the damaged tissue, and the foot had failed to heal.
Emily has gained an
experience with charcoal in a relatively short time and is certainly
another one who qualifies to tell the merits of charcoal. She and her
young family live out in the country and have a problem with spiders in
their two-year old yard. She writes: “Because we have young children,
and because I am sensitive to chemicals, we do not like to spray
insecticide. Our spiders are not small, innocent ones. We have black
widow and brown recluse on our property. Even in the summer, I ask the
children to wear jeans and sneakers when they are out.
Dr. Churney, MD, relates
his experience with a recluse spider bite: “Several years ago while
working at Wildwood Hospital in Georgia, I attended a man from
Pennsylvania who came in with a brown recluse spider bite on his leg.
He had gone to emergency in Pennsylvania and had been told they would
excise the muscle tissue around the bite. He left and drove down to
Wildwood. He was treated with a charcoal and flax seed poultice over
the bite. We alternated the poultice application with an improvised
oxygen tent over the leg. We directed the oxygen right at the bite
area. The poultice was changed twice daily. By the third day his leg
had returned to normal.” CharcoalRemedies.com page 114
Some doctors are well informed but, here are some sobering pictures of one case of BRS bite where neither the victim nor his doctor new about using activated charcoal.
Day 1 Day 3 Day 6
Why not get some charcoal today!
This man did!
Giorgio, age 52, gave us permission to post his experience. While visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands, he was bitten by a BRS. For over a week he spent more than five hours a day trying to find out all he could about his spider bite. During that time he took antibiotics as a precaution against infection, but was not too sure how well it worked. Here is what he wrote to his doctor:
“For the venom I started to use since 4-5 days a product that is NOT a drug (BROWN RECLUSE FIRST AID KIT), but works in a different way, "sucking " the venom through the skin. It is activated charcoal in powder, I put on the lesion every one/two hours and I have to say that it worked very well, reducing the inflammation in both spots where I have the problem. The first spot is next to my hand, where the terrible spider has bitten me 10 days ago, the second I believe is a lymph node 20 centimeters from the original bite and started to swell more and more after 3 days from the bite. That's the reason why I finally went to see a doctor (I was in the Caribbean area, Turks and Caicos); it was last Saturday and that doctor told me that was not a mosquito, as I thought, but the Brown Recluse. Despite that, he admitted that he had no clue how to heal it, but that probably it would have gone better after some weeks, and to take the antibiotic!... The true is that he didn't know because those spiders are anyway very unusual on those islands....
There are of course other lymph nodes that are harder and bigger then normal between the bite site and the big lymph node I am telling you about, but they don't look that bad, and are not painful - just a little - . That enlarged lymph node became very painful till 2 days ago [day 5], when it also started to ulcerate a little and so I started to put my black powder on it and on that area with good results - no more big pain - but still is red all around. I think that the activated charcoal works well anyway, trying to get the venom outside through the skin, but the small capillaries remain closed 'cause of the action of venom and you don't get oxygen to the tissue!!!”
Following the suggestion of a doctor Burton Giorgio sprayed the affected areas with nitroglycerine.
“After spraying the nitroglycerine I used to put also the charcoal and I have to say that finally things went OK, after a couple of more weeks. I DO believe that the charcoal helped a lot and it is the first real remedy that I found effective to fight against the bite. I would definitely suggest it to whom has the bad chance to experience the same problem. After more then six months from the bite I have just a small scarring surrounded by a slightly darker pigmentation, both where I was bitten and where I had the enlarged lymph node.”
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