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Doctor insights on: Bumps That Look Like Spider Bites

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How can I tell if my itchy bumps are spider bites and what can I do to prevent spider bites?

How can I tell if my itchy bumps are spider bites and what can I do to prevent spider bites?

Not likely: Itchy bumps are rarely spider bites which are usually painful. Most likely some other contact allergy. Can call any pest control company for information on reducing spider bite chances. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bed bug bites and spider bites how can you tell them apart? I have some brown what looks to be spots on my legs when you rub it, it feels like a slight bump.

What is the difference between bed bug bites and spider bites how can you tell them apart? I have some brown what looks to be spots on my legs when you rub it, it feels like a slight bump.

Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Spider bites can have. ...Read more

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This morning I noticed 2 purple spider bites with a tiny bruise and very small red bump. There has been no pain and I feel fine, it is now 11:00 pm.

This morning I noticed 2 purple spider bites with a tiny bruise and very small red bump. There has been no pain and I feel fine, it is now 11:00 pm.

Spider bites?: Unless you saw the spiders in the act - these lesions may not be from spider bites. Not sure what your question is. If you are worried - would show these lesions to your parents. However, if you remain symptom free- would not fret. ...Read more

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I keep having red bumps/welts popping up mainly on my butt area. I Think its spider bites because I keep seeing spiders in my home but im not sure HELP?

I keep having red bumps/welts popping up mainly on my butt area. I Think its spider bites because I keep seeing spiders in my home but im not sure HELP?

Really impossible: To tell what they are without seeing, but doubt they are spider bites. You need to have them seen to get the proper diagnoses and treatment. Do they itch of hurt? If your scratch them a lot they could easily get infected. ...Read more

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Large red bumps on my neck and stomach that itch terribly. Thinking spider bites or allergic reaction. Am I on the right track here?

Large red bumps on my neck and stomach that itch terribly. Thinking spider bites or allergic reaction. Am I on the right track here?

Hives: You are on the right track. It could be from a variety of causes. It could be spider, insect related. Other possibilities include allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, food reaction, and drug or medication reaction. Some people get urticaria of uncertain cause (idiopathic). A lot depends on exactly what the rash looks like, so best option is to see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

A: A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I started to have spider bite like bumps in multiple spots/clusters. Some hurt. Some don't. Some faded. Some still there. What is it?

Can't diagnose with: Available info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Spider bite, how long until the bump goes away?

Spider bite, how long until the bump goes away?

Sure it is a spider: Bite? It is variable depending on type of spider, secondary infection, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bump from spider bite to go away?

Nearly all bumps are: The brown recluse spider is not found in pennsylvania. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you, then took it to an arachnologist for identification, assume it was not a spider bite. Spiders are plentiful everywhere but are completely harmless. Spider bites are rare, very painful, cause ulceration. If you have a "bump" it is something else. ...Read more

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Is this cystic bump, a boil or spider bite?

Is this cystic bump, a boil or spider bite?

Has to been seen: Without looking at the site, most of us are unable to completely diagnose but only speculate. If it is painful it could be a boil, infected cyst or even a recluse bite (depending of the timing of the pain and bite if known for sure). If not painful, it could be a cyst, lipoma, insect bite with induration or an evolving boil. Hard to say without visual examination. ...Read more

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Think I might have a spider bite on my belly. Itchy bump?

Think I might have a spider bite on my belly. Itchy bump?

Basic wound care: Treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetnus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. However, since the earlobe can become infected very easily, watch for infection very closely. ...Read more

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What to do if I found a bump this morning, it is itchy but hurts very bad when I touch it or hit it up against something. Could this be a spider bite?

What to do if I found a bump this morning, it is itchy but hurts very bad when I touch it or hit it up against something. Could this be a spider bite?

Uncertain: 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. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a red bump pimple be a recluse spider bite?

Please tell me, could a red bump pimple be a recluse spider bite?

Doubtful: If very early in its course, it's possible. If you have reason to believe it could be, seek treatment from your pcm early so that appropriate referral can be made if necessary. Recluse bites do better if aggressively treated up front with antibiotics and even surgery if serious enough. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I got what I thought was a spider bite on my butt, it itched then went away. Today in the same exact spot there's a bump that itches again?

3 weeks ago I got what I thought was a spider bite on my butt, it itched then went away. Today in the same exact spot there's a bump that itches again?

Staph infection?: Skin abscesses frequently develop after insect bites or other form of skin trauma which can get infected, esp. In the regions of body that are prone to contamination. Pl. get yourself checked to make sure you don't have an abscess that needs to be drained or medication. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have this bump that's looks like a mosquito bite but bigger clear fluid coming out. Spider bite? What should I do. Just got another one

Good chance.: There is a good chance that they are insect bites, particularly if they itch. Check your bed to make sure there are no bugs in it (i know, gross) and your pets to make sure they are not bringing in bugs from outside. If you continue to get more, other possibilities, such as viral illness and contact dermatitis, become more likely, and you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I woke up with a bump on my arm that looked like a pimple. It was hard and had white stuff come out. It was very painful. Could that be a spider bite?

I woke up with a bump on my arm that looked like a pimple. It was hard and had white stuff come out. It was very painful. Could that be a spider bite?

Bump on arm: Sounds more like an infected pimple. Spider bites do not usually have white material coming out. If this does not clear up quickly, see your doctor to be sure you do not have a MRSA bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my index finger at first it looked like a spider bite but I noticed there's no puncture holes it only hurts if I push down on it help?

I have a bump on my index finger at first it looked like a spider bite but I noticed there's no puncture holes it only hurts if I push down on it help?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see this and examine you and obtain further history there is no way in which to diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more

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I have this bump under my armpit and it started off small and now it's like 3x bigger and hurts I don't know if it's a spider bite or a boil?

I have this bump under my armpit and it started off small and now it's like 3x bigger and hurts I don't know if it's a spider bite or a boil?

Boil: More likely a boil as this area of the body can be prone to them and a spider would usually have a tough time getting to your arm pit. See a health provider to have it evaluated and possibly drained. ...Read more

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About 2 days ago, I discovered a very painful bump under my breast, like where the underwire would be. (I don't wear underwite bras). How would I know if it's a spider bite. It's kind of even making my chest & back hurt.

About 2 days ago, I discovered a very painful bump under my breast, like where the underwire would be. (I don't wear underwite bras). How would I know if it's a spider bite. It's kind of even making my chest & back hurt.

Carbuncle: Probably an infected skin follicle which we call a carbuncle. It is in a moist area under the bra, May need to see a physician for antibiotics. If not resolved on antibiotics the core needs to be taken out by a surgeon. But first need to see a doctor to get a actual diagnosis. Spiders bite not likely. ...Read more

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My finger is swollen, like it has a bump, and it's itchy but when I scratch it it burns a lot. I see 2 tiny red dots on it. Did I get a spider bite?

I think so: Well...its hard to tell right now. Spider bites are extremely painful. The spider venue that's injected causes necrosis (kills cells causing them to look black). It can itch. But pain is the number one symptom. Yes it can be red as well. The 2 tiny dots may be the fang injection points. ...Read more

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I first had what looked like a spider bite on my right flank area. Then a cluster of 4 large itchy bumps appeared on my buttocks and one on my face.?

I first had what looked like a spider bite on my right flank area. Then a cluster of 4 large itchy bumps appeared on my buttocks and one on my face.?

Unfortunately: Without being able to see the areas in question it will be impossible to accurately diagnose the problem. If they persist you should see a health care professional for direct examination. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the inner side of my knee cap. It hurts when I walk and kneel down. No idea what it is from. What is it thought it was a spider bite a few months back. Then it looked like a bruise and now is a bump a little smaller than a dime.

I have a small bump on the inner side of my knee cap. It hurts when I walk and kneel down. No idea what it is from. What is it thought it was a spider bite a few months back. Then it looked like a bruise and now is a bump a little smaller than a dime.

Yes,: Yes, please have it looked at. It sounds like it is a post-infectious swollen area. As it is persistent and you have pain, you need to be evaluated.

If you have increased redness, pain, fever, or discharge, then you will need to be seen in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Have two zit-like bumps right next to each other right above lip. Don't reall yhave acne. Has tiny bit of white pus come out. Spider bite? Std? Just zits?

Have two zit-like bumps right next to each other right above lip. Don't reall yhave acne. Has tiny bit of white pus come out. Spider bite? Std? Just zits?

Bumps above lip: The most common thing of course would be acne. Spider bites on the face would be quite unusual, and usually become quite red and hot with a central darkened area of necrosis. An STD like herpes is possible if they look like blisters or shallow open sores (but usually are very painful). If they get worse and look infected, go see a provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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About two months ago, I got a spider bite on my elbow. Now, whenever I scratch that area, the bumps come back and start to spread again. Why?

Probably: Was not a spider bite unless you saw it bite you. Sounds like another type of rash. Hard to tell tot hour seeing. Try done overthrcounter hydrocortisone. If that is not strong enough to provide relief then see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more