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spider bite looks like a pimple

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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to say: If it is infected you may have a pustle like a staph infection. If it is something else your physician or a dermatologsit can help.

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A member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Abscess: It may have started out as a bite but it know sounds like infection or an abscess and should be drained and likely treated with antibiotics. All the b ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles: This is possibly a shingles( herpes zoster virus) infection especially if there was some ache in that buttock or thigh a few days before the appearanc ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: "secondary" bacterial infection ...Try using an ANTIBIOTIC ointment on the bite. OTC products in this County include Bacitracin...Neosporin ...Polymix ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Abscess & Staph: You have a staph infection with an abscess. Do not ignore this and just sit at home. Go to the doctor today. TODAY.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't always: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lesion: Cleanse site with soap & water. Keep area clean. Often lesions that one might imagine are from a spider bite -aren't. Take care.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
It can.: But it doesn't have to. When patients come in with "spider bites", basically pimples that keep getting larger, they tend to be staph infections/absce ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Bites or no bites: A boil is kind of a pimple "gone nuclear", and it is more serious, usually the result of an infection. An arachnid, or spider bite, is completely dif ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it look ... Read More

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