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Spider bite looks like a pimple

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: "secondary" bacterial infection ...Try using an ANTIBIOTIC ointment on the bite. OTC products in this County include Bacitracin...Neosporin ...Polymix... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Infection: There may be a foreign body within the area of the bite. Please have your son examined by a Physician.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lesion: Cleanse site with soap & water. Keep area clean. Often lesions that one might imagine are from a spider bite -aren't. Take care.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Abscess: Abscesses occur when an area of tissue becomes infected and the body's immune system tries to fight it. White blood cells move through the walls of th... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Insect bites: most likely bu in this case may be infected! Use an anti-bacterial SOAP and an OTC antibacterial ointment may be helpful! Find those insects! Hope... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Ferguson
28 years experience
Doubtful: If very early in its course, it's possible. If you have reason to believe it could be, seek treatment from your pcm early so that appropriate referra... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Most common lesion on the back as you described is a pimple or sebaceous cyst. Both of which are localized skin infections/inflammations. A spider bit... Read More
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