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What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Nonspecific.: A brown recluse spider bite can sometimes be mistaken for a severe bruise, but that is serious business. If the area grows rapidly worse and takes on other colors, see your doctor immediately. More likely, though, the bug that bit you just happened to damage a small skin capillary, and that's what caused the bruise. It will heal more slowly than most bites, but it will heal.

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