"Feels like it is eating my meat": Mama is bitten twice by a red-back spider who lives in her letterbox and is left with painful bubbling blisters
- Ashton Stephens was bitten twice on Friday by a redback on her thumb
- She said that pain was unbearable when the thumb swelled and was covered with blisters
- Mother has seen a doctor twice, but despite the treatment she is still in pain
A mother was bitten twice by a redback spider when she went to get her mail from the mailbox.
Ashton Stephens, from Perth, said her thumb swelled up and some painful blisters appeared after the spider bit her Friday.
The 32-year-old mother of three said the pain was so unbearable, her thumb felt like it was on fire.
Ashton Stephens, from Perth, said her thumb swelled up and some painful blisters appeared after the spider bit her Friday
The 32-year-old mother of three said the pain was so unbearable, her thumb felt like it was on fire
Mrs. Stephens told Daily Mail Australia that she initially thought the bite was a puncture from a splinter.
& # 39; It didn't feel much until the bubble appeared an hour later, & # 39; she said.
But within a day, Stephens said the pain had become unbearable.
& # 39; It felt like hot lava under my skin. It was like a burning sensation and very beating, & she said.
& # 39; It feels like it is eating my meat. & # 39;
Mrs. Stephens rushed to the doctor to hear that she should not worry.
& # 39; He then took it off because it wasn't big at the time and said to apply antiseptic cream. Then it just got bigger, & Mrs. Martin said.
& # 39; It felt like hot lava under my skin. It was like a burning sensation and really throbbing, & said the mother
For a few days Mrs. Stephens was still in pain and went back to the doctor.
& # 39; After seeing how much pain I was in, he said he would launch it because it was so big and painful, & # 39; she said.
Even after the wound was emptied, Mrs. Stephens said it had an amber color and was still extremely swollen.
& # 39; It is correct. It now also has a red ring around it that it didn't do before, so it's even more disturbing, & she said.
The mother said that almost a week later she is still worried about the bite and has considered going to the hospital.
Redbacks are one of the most dangerous spiders in Australia. A bite from someone can lead to serious illness and in some cases death.
They are found throughout the country and people who are bitten are advised to seek urgent medical attention.
Mrs. Stephens checked her mail when she was bitten by the spider who lived in her letterbox (photo)
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