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Spider bites

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. David Boyd suggests you first get a good look at the spider. 

Most spider bites are not harmful, however, a bite from a brown recluse or black widow can cause serious illness in children or the elderly.

Avoid poorly lit areas such as sheds and crawl spaces, attics, cupboards and rock piles.

Rarely, someone will feel acutely ill after a spider bite. Seek urgent medical attention for severe pain, swelling or difficulty breathing.

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