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Bite On Foot
Yes: Some spider bites are painful and can be dangerous. In many parts of america the brown recluse (fiddle back) and black widow spiders are found. Both can give a nasty bite. I have seen many brown recluse bites that look bruised to the patient but the tissues are much worse off that just bruised. Spider bites can cause the tissue to break down and even large areas of skin and muscle can be lost. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Claw toes: If standing barefoot your toes are slightly contracted on the tips, almost like your walking to the tips of your toes that could cause blisters if they are not hitting your shoes. ...Read more
Had fire ant bites on foot and major swelling next day chair falls on my same foot. Put icepack on foot but now have dark spot that won't go away?
Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?
Get it checked: Purple discoloration is most likely a bruise (hemolyzed blood from the venom/bite). Whether it is of concern or not, only a doctor can tell. If it is extending, it means the injury is continuing. Tingling in the toes may be a sign of the nerve being affected, so better get it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w info in : Earlier answer but brown recluses can also cause systemic symptoms. When i was bit - had generalized, significant muscle ; joint pain, fever, weakness, marked extremity swelling and tissue that died rapidly ending with a significant sized ulcer. I was acutely ill for almost a week. Never want to go through that again. Luckily, I have no personal experiences to report with black widow spiders (:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a mosquito bite on my foot around the ankle area and it is bruised around the bite. Do I have west nile?
No you don't: The media has successfully yet inappropriately frightened the public regarding west nile encephalitis. Most persons infected with the wn virus have no symptoms. Symptoms are seen in only about 20 to 40 percent of infected patients. Neuroinvasive disease usually requires some sort of weakened immune system due to old age, alcohol abuse, or diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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