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what kind of spider bite leaves a bruise

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
From what I have: Read this is not limited to one species. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That can occur with: A number of types of insect and spider bites - it is not specific enough as a single factor to determine the offending spider/ insect.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't tell you from : This info alone. Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venom ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Where do you live?: Brown recluse spiders are found in central and southwest states. Their bites are quite rare, usually painful, forming ulcers. Unless you saw the spide ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Many kinds: Many insects cause blisters but some may be so small that they are not easily visible and look like little bumps.But some insects and spiders cause la ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Many: Short question with almost no other information, so sort answer is many. Good luck!
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
More than one type.: 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Any: Any insect bite that has a red line leading away from it has possibly become infected and will need medical attention and any bite that breaks the ski ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Almost any can ...: There are classic insect bites that leave a hole--the mosquito & the tick, for example. Truly any bug with a "proboscis" or snout that is genetically ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Where?: Where is this located? Are you sure it's a bite?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Tick bite: A tick bite can look like a bull's eye. It's important to see your doctor if you see a tick or suspect a tick bite because they can carry lyme diseas ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience Wilderness Medicine
Many kinds: Many kinds of bites will leave a small dark spot in the center. Usually, this is a small hematoma (bruise) where the stinger or proboscis went into th ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Freed
Specializes in Dermatology
? spider bite: A spider bite can, but there are many variables see your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Nonspecific.: Bites from most spiders and insects look pretty much the same - a red bump, sometimes swollen and/or itchy. If there is a black dot in the middle, it ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Spider bites: Sometimes spider bites will look very dark black or blue/purple. There are only 2 types of poisonous spiders in north america- the black widow and bro ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Impossible to tell: I'm sorry to say that it is impossible to accurately tell the type of insect (or spider) from the appearance of the puncture. The only accurate way i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eaton
20 years experience Dermatology
Perhaps lyme disease: Several bites can cause this response, and it most often means nothing to your health, and clears without treatment. Dermatologists consider lyme dis ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Brown recluse: Spider.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : There are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed bugs: The common or household bed bug, or cimex lectularius, is found worldwide. These insects adapt well to human environments and typically live in temper ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Spider bite: Typical br spider bite has a " target" look. Central necrosis, black, surrounding purple or dark red then pink or lighter red. Mrsa usually look hemo ... Read More

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