I live in Lakewood New Jersey. I had a nasty allergic reaction to a
wolf spider. Normally, they don't bother with humans, but it
happened to crawl up my pants leg, and I hit my pants and got bit.
Fever, swelling, burning, itching, pain, achy, all my glands were
swollen and painful caused by an infection in my lymphatic system
due to my body's reaction. It wasn't necessarily the venom or saliva
itself, but the fact that my body will not tolerate it, just the
same as say ragweed, mosquitoes and yellow jackets to me. Pretty
nasty though. TREATMENT: lance, clean, antibiotic ointment and oral
antibiotics (Keflex 500 mg. 3 times daily.