What are signs of spider bites and scorpion stings?

General signs of spider bites and scorpion stings may include:
  • A mark indicating a possible bite or sting
  • Severe pain in the sting or bite area
  • A blister, lesion, or swelling at the entry site
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stiff or painful joints
  • Chills or fever
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing, or signs of anaphylaxis
  • Sweating or salivating profusely
  • Muscle aches or severe abdominal or back pain
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Chest pain
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Infection at the site of the bite

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