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I have a sore on my right leg and it hurts. my mom says it looks like a spider bite. it is white around the center and red around the white. help?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Bite?: Could be a spider bite and it should resolve in about 7-10 days (get better day by day). Your description could also be a boil. Is it raised and dies it appear to get larger day by day? Boils are skin abscesses. I would get it checked by your pcp to remove any doubt. Both are easily treated.

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