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difference between spider bite and staph infection

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: More likely. Se a dermatologist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Difference: Staph is a bacterial infection and herpes comes from a virus.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ingrown hairs can: become infected with staph. May need eval to know.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
As asked, yes.: Most bites/infections do fine on their own, dealt with by our bodies. However some need help--if having fevers / chills / sweats, suggests more extens ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Well...: A boil is an abscess that can be caused by many things including a spider bite. Not all, in fact very few however, cause abscesses.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience Wilderness Medicine
Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Not much: Cellulitis is caused by multiple different bacteria. Mrsa is the most common bacteria causing cellulitis.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: For a general spider (not dangerous to humans) and bedbugs, the bites can look similar with redness, swelling, warmth, initial pain which fades quickl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Location: Location, location, location. Flea bites will occur close to ground, so for most of us that's legs only. Bed bugs anywhere on the body. Both produce i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger vs bed bug: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not much: Most insect bites are not dangerous. You have to watch for signs of infection resulting from the bite, typically occuring over the first few days. It ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Only some: The obvious answer is that if you have seen or killed the bug itself. You can probably tell whether a spider has bitten you or not since the bite is u ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives last < 1 day: Hives & insect bites itch but otherwise are very different. Bites last for days. A hive fades away in hours although it may be replaced by other hives ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bugs vs MRSA: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Cekiac disease: There are a number of skin disorders assocaited with celiac disease. Dh is one that can resemble flea bites. One has to look at the whole picture to d ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
Usually: There are various types of ticks however most "tick bites" are smaller and less noticeable than the raised and erythematous bites of a mosquito. In a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bite vs Dermatitis: Poison oak causes a linear reaction with itching and blistering that is termed allergic contact dermatitis. Mosquito bites are isolated small and itch ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
They can vary.: Depending on the species, spider bites are quite variable in appearance. Ant bites are usually very itchy, red, swollen but can become infected espec ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Clot /infection: Phlebitis is also called thrombophlebitis and is inflammation of a vein secondary to a clot within the vein. Phlebitis can either be in a superficial ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
Testing: Eia screen and then western blot if necessary.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Ticks stay on...: ...For a long time (hours to days). Their bites are painless and itchless, and easily missed, especially if covered by hair. Mosquitoes, of course, bi ... Read More
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