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Old July 1 2008, 06:06 AM   #1
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black widow antivenom

the discovery channel told me you are only allowed one dose of black widow antivenom in a lifetime. is this true?
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Old July 1 2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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Hold on, i'll use my psychic powers to tell you. Erm, no . But then again how many times does someone expect to get bitten by a black widow?
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Old July 1 2008, 01:37 PM   #3
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I think the thing is that it will only work once. If you get bit again, it won't help.
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Old July 1 2008, 10:21 PM   #4
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Antivenom is typically a anti-venom antibodies raised in an animal (by injection of venom into the animal, usually sheep or horse) that are injected into the person who has been bitten. The antibodies bind to and neutralize the active components in the venom. However, the also sensitize the person to the serum proteins of the animal. Therefore, a later of the antivenom would be neutralized by the person's own antibodies and possibly cause anaphylactic shock.
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Old July 1 2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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i reckon i best be avoiding them spiders
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Old July 2 2008, 01:19 AM   #6
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Re: black widow antivenom

Even if you get the antivenin (the correct spelling by the way), a black widow spider bite is no fun at all. Avoid them at all costs. Even worse are Brown Recluse spiders.
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Old July 2 2008, 10:48 PM   #7
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I swear I get spider bites every once in a while. they get sore and then go down, funny thing I never see any spiders in my room but I get bit when I sleep..... Damn bugs.
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Old July 7 2008, 10:30 PM   #8
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Chaos Descending wrote: View Post
Even if you get the antivenin (the correct spelling by the way), a black widow spider bite is no fun at all. Avoid them at all costs. Even worse are Brown Recluse spiders.
Fortuunatly, both are very avoidable.
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