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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: Healing tissues are often thicker & less resilient until full healing has occurred. This could take 6 wks or more.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See your doc: There are a lot of possibilities for this. It could be an infected "insect" bite, an ingrown hair, abscess, etc. Get it looked at asap.
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I : I can't diagnose your lesion. You indicated that you thought you saw a fang puncture mark. The brown recluse is actually quite small. It can be a quar ... Read More
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Brown recluse?: Did you see the spider? If not it may just be any insect. All punctures to the skin can lead to infection and pain. Wash with soap and water cover t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Spider Bites: Staph: Almost all 'spider bites' now a days are the dangerous methicillin resistant staph aureus". (mrsa). Mrsa (mersa) can get very dangerous very quick ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: There are a few spiders with venom lethal enough to cause death but even the most famous, the black widow, usually will make you sick but not kill you ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: If they are true spider bites, they require serious attention. If you did not see ; feel the spider it was something else. Sometimes minor irritations ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Anything from minor itching and redness, to crusting, oozing and in a few cases severe skin and soft tissue breakdown. It depends upon the species.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
In US - 2 of: significance are black widow & brown recluse.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Bite marks and venom: Spider bites have typically one site of envenomation and most pit vipers have two injection sites. The kind of venom and its potential effects are ex ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Why?: Exactly what is your evidence for your theory? In case you saw and felt a spider attack you need to seek professional medical help without delay. Ther ... Read More
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