Use of Nitroglycerin Patch in Treating Brown Recluse Spider Bites



By Colleen Lucas from Texarkana, Texas on September 06, 2006
Category: NITROGLYCERIN (Transdermal) (Patch


I have received a bite from a Brown Recluse with the usual symptoms of a dime sized area of necrotic tussue and the reddened area the size of a football.  I have read of a treatment on the net using a Nitroglycerin Patch directly over the bite area to promote blood flow.  I would very much like to hear what comments anyone would have to such treatment.  The idea of lancing the wound to remove necrotic tissue is not attractive to me. 


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