For a few days, Ella noticed her skin peeling and it started to hurt. She just thought she had a But when things didn’t go away with antibiotics, she decided to get a second opinion only to discover a horrible truth.
After the pain from the blister became unbearable for Ella, she went to a specialist and discovered that she was bitten by the “most venomous arachnid in Britain,” the False Widow spider.
Now that they discovered the cause of the blister, the specialist wasted no time and sent Ella to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent.
Ella was hospitalized and not a moment too late. She received the treatment needed to cure the poisonous spider bite.
How long did it take for Ella’s huge blister to heal?
After about a month the scab healed but it took two whole months before any signs of the false widow bite disappeared. Now Ella has made a complete recovery.
But although Ella is okay, her mother might have ended up worse off.
She now has a debilitating phobia of spiders.
“I always used to put spiders outside, but after seeing what Ella went through, I would definitely kill one right away,” Willis explained.
False widow spiders are often confused for black widows.
While not as deadly as their more well known counterparts, their bites are very painful and can lead to large blisters such as Ella’s.