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Spider bite under arm

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spider bites: HealthTap's free, public site is for education. We are not able to provide you with referrals, assessments, diagnoses or treatment on this portion of ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Needs evaluation: If you are in a part of the country where the brown recluse spider resides, you might have the beginnings of a serious problem. You should go to an e... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Skin infection : Sound like you need an opinion based on an examination. You may need antibiotics or you may not. You can set up a telemedicine visit
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. R: You appear to have axillary lymphadenitis or hidradenitis. In either case, these require an in person evaluation and may need a long course of antibio... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Boil: More likely a boil as this area of the body can be prone to them and a spider would usually have a tough time getting to your arm pit. See a health pr... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Intertrigo: Spider bites are rare, almost unheard of in idaho, and have very different symptoms. Most common cause for itch in axilla is simple intertrigo due to ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
A lot to consider: MRSA is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Does he have a MRSA pneumonia? How is that related to a brown recluse spider? Which antibiotics delivered... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Spider Bites = MRSA: Until proven otherwise all spider bites should be seen by a medical expert since most of these turn out to be a very dangerous form of a staph infecti... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
See a doctor!: Painful insect bites deserve attention because they can be infected - red, warm, tender. This is even more important with possible spider bites as the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends : On the type of spider, and ther are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
MRSA infection: This is a dangerous staph infection and needs attention, which could include draining it, urgently.

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