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can you get uti from a spider bite

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spider bites: Inflammation or infection can both lead to heat.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Probably not spiders: See a dermatologist
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Spider bite: No, they are not whiteheads. The small bump on a real spider bite is the entry site for the spider venom. Sometimes the site with have a small amount ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Most are boils: Taking a wild guess, i'd say that more than 99% of what people call 'spider bites' are actually boils.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Most spiders are : Harmless. Although deaths are not frequent w most venomous spider bites in the us- the most common reason would be an allergic reaction.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
42 years experience Dermatology
Why not?: If the spider is small enough to crawl in the ear, it could bite you there.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Yes: Of course you can.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Mosquito: Possible but not very likely once you have seen or felt it on your skin.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
O ya: Spider is a bug too.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Duration: Likely the only way to tell will be that most mosquito bites are over/done/gone in 2-5 days. Spider bites, if from "concerning" species, will get slow ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Of course.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Marlin
48 years experience Neurosurgery
No: The venom has a neurotoxin but the effects are usually local unless you're allergic to it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It is possible: The most common tick bite disease, lyme disease, can cause a sore throat but it is commonly known for its "target" lesion. Oropharyngeal tularemia is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: But if you get secondary skin infection, thereis a possibility.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Absolutely: Reptiples and amphibians commonly harbor salmonella. One type classically linked to snakes is called salmonella arizonae.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Location: Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a link to diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, west nile viruses & encephalitis.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Brown recluse bite: Severe symptoms include blistering (common), necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and severe destructive necrotic lesions with ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Unlikely: A brown recluse bite is usually painful and itchy. If you have no symptoms you may have been bitten by something else.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Black widow spider: Usually by seeing the spider & experiencing side effects. Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bite scar: Brown recluse spider bites can cause tissue damage. This might need surgical treatment if it is cosmetically unpleasing in its location.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Maybe: If the dog scratch causes a severe soft tissue infection of the arm there may be lymphatic insufficiency after the infection has been treated. If trea ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: About 70% of people who develop lyme do not remember a tick bite or the characteristic rash.
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