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can spider bites on a finger spread to other fingers?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Swelling could: spread. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have a spider bite on my finger?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Best way - is to: observe a spider biting you. 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 cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction.

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Last updated Nov 16, 2018

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