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spider bites that cause swelling and redness

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
You need...: This needs immediate evaluation especially when this is going on in the face area. This could be an abscess not responding to antibiotics and might re ... Read More
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes. See doctor: Spider bites can be serious. So bring the child to doctor for exam. May need antibiotics also
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: The picture you describe is certainly compatible with an acute gout attack. However, gout is an extremely rare disease in a premenopausal female. If i ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Needs exam & antibiotics. Place wet towels on the area. Take Vitamin C 1 gram twice daily.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Several can: Anything that bites you, if bacteria is in their bite, may cause a reaction. The venom/bite of the "brown recluse" spider is well known to cause swe ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Many: I would see your doctor to confirm the insect bite and treat accordingly.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Localized: Inflammatory response.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Facial swelling: Face swelling can be caused by inflammation, allergies, trauma or infection in the tissues of the face. Facial swelling can be due to relatively mild ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
15 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Definitely. If you think you were bit by a spider or if the foot swelling does not resolve in a few days, you should see a doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the eme ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
YES: A lot of time itching, redness, rash, swelling of the area, sometimes with numbness. Itching/scratching makes it worse. Wash the area with soap and w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Wasp sting: Sorry to hear and know it really hurts. Apply cold compress and call you Dr. office for advice. They know you best.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Tight throat: Anaphylaxis-a life threatening reaction- is very rare from most insect stings.Bees and wasps are most dangerous for severe reactions.The tight throat ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Probably not: There are hobo spiders in WA. If they ever bite at all, the result is much less severe than brown recluse. Expert opinion differs as to the existence ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
WD40: I don't know why it works but as an outdoorsman this pest is a common problem for me. I was turned on to this by another hunter years ago.I simply app ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Circulation: You may have circulation problems, but there are lots of diseases that can cause itching. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluati ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no: Most people get a local allergic reaction to mosquitoes. This will lead to a large area of redness. Some people are more allergic than others, so th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Insect bite allergy: Insect bite allergy does not cause fever. However insects can act as vector to carry different pathogens and can transmit those when it bite you. Seve ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, spider bites can cause swelling wherever the bite occurs. If you have no other symptoms aside from jaw swelling, it could be due to many things. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Probably any insect: bite can cause swelling or fever depending on your body's response and/or the potential development of associated cellulitis/infection.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
27 years experience Podiatry
Many insect bites: Many different species of insects can cause you to swell from a bite or sting. Also, every single human responds differently to bites. Spiders and f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like)
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Bl. widow or br. rec: Spider bites are fortunately uncommon. In many cases, presumed spider bites are actually due to another skin condition or an insect sting. The black w ... Read More
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