A 20-year-old male asked:
my bf has a spider bite on the back of his leg thats about the size of a quarter it was red at first but now it is dark redish purple is this serious?
3 doctor answers
Dr. James Kufdakis answered
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible necrosis: This sounds like the bite may be becoming necrotic. A brown recluse bite frequently acts like this. Your bf should see a physician as he may need to have this area debrided and or may require antibiotics.
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
Dr. Rashid Khan answered
33 years experience Internal Medicine
See a physician : He may be developing an abscess. You should consult a physician and get treated with antibiotics and incision and drainage if necessary.
Answered on Jun 26, 2015
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