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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

RASH IN ARMPITS: Without seeing the rash, it's difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. This sounds like a rash due to either a new sweater or blouse, or an underarm deodorant or a new soap, or new laundry detergent. Warm water compresses, a mild cleanser like cetaphil, and an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream, twice daily might giver some relief. If no better, have her examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have been exposed to very early stage shingles. Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons. Is it ok? On thanksgiving I was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites. No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Have been exposed to very early stage shingles. Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons. Is it ok? On thanksgiving I was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites. No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Shingles: Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the chicken pox virus that causes shingles is contagious to another person if the other person has not had chicken pox. But, you will not or another person will not get chicken pox from your sister unless you were directly exposed to the lesions. If your sister had the area covered and washed her hands and you did not get exposed to the actual lesions you should be fine. ...Read more

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Which type of spider bite will cause a rash vomiting and fever?

Which type of spider bite will cause a rash vomiting and fever?

Any of the Following: Envemonation from a black widow leads to fever and vomiting. A loxosceles bite leads to scarlatiniform rash. A bite from a tarantula leads to v. ...Read more

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What kind of spider bite will cause a rash, vomiting, and fever?

What kind of spider bite will cause a rash, vomiting, and fever?

Recluse or infection: Brown recluse bites can cause: morbiliform rash, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, renal failure, seizures and coma (the last symptoms mentioned here are rare). But any infected bite can cause fevers, vomiting and sometimes rashes. Seek physician care for this if it occurs. ...Read more

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My boyfrirnd has a rash in groin area and under armpit he also has been on antibiotics for mrsa and pnemonia caused by a spider bite that had necrosis?

My boyfrirnd has a rash in groin area and under armpit he also has been on antibiotics for mrsa and pnemonia caused by a spider bite that had necrosis?

A lot to consider: MRSA is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Does he have a MRSA pneumonia? How is that related to a brown recluse spider? Which antibiotics delivered how, at what doses, for how long? He must have been very ill. Sounds like he has monilial intertrigo related in part to antibiotics. If this is the case, he will improve with miconazole cream, Castellani's solution, and a single dose of oral flucona ...Read more

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My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

Abscess?: If there is any evidence of pus or an abscess this needs to be seen urgently. And, any spreading rash should be evaluated in person urgently. ...Read more

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Help! Could spider bites cause fever?

Help! Could spider bites cause fever?

Yes, venomous spider: Bites may cause fever. 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. ...Read more

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Spider bites that cause a infection?

Spider bites that cause a infection?

Yes they can: Any bite to the skin can get secondarily infected. Best not to scratch the bite and use a topical antibiotic for a few days. See your doctor if the bite is getting more red, swollen, and painful. ...Read more

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How long does a spider bite rash last?

How long does a spider bite rash last?

It depends: It depends which kind of spider did the biting. ...Read more

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How long does long spider bite rash last for?

How long does long spider bite rash last for?

See below: Unfortunately this depends on the type of bite. But generally speaking, insect bites that are not significantly venomous should heal within about 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite. Is this serious?

I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite. Is this serious?

Infected?: If the site is infected or you have significant reaction medical attention is necessary. How long ago did the bite occur? Spider bites can vary from a localized reaction to an infection to severe reaction with certain spiders. If you can identify spider provide that information to doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite?

Should I be worried if I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite?

Yes and no: This all depends on how long it was since you had the bite, is the rash warm, painful or expanding? These are usually signs to worry about regardless of an insect bite or not. ...Read more

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What kinds of spider bites can cause problems?

What kinds of spider bites can cause problems?

Spider bites that: Cause cramping of muscles in the area of the bite, generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing & tremor (black widow). Or The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat & muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle & joint > ...Read more

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How do you treat ulcers caused by hobo spider bites?

How do you treat ulcers caused by hobo spider bites?

Infected????: The simple bites can be treated with OTC hydrocortisone Cream. If Infected should check with Primary Care Provider. Try NOT to scratch if itchy. Cool moist compresses will alleviate symptoms
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What spider bites cause numbness in legs and arms?

What spider bites cause numbness in legs and arms?

None: Spider bites do not usually cause these symptoms. Anxiety could. It would be extremely rare that a black widow bite could cause these symptoms, but as I stated earlier, the typical black widow symptoms is severe pain. Usually in the abdomen. Not extremity numbness. ...Read more

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Spider bite with peeling rash, how should I treat it?

Spider bite with peeling rash, how should I treat it?

Observe: If no pain, spreading, or pus, time will heal it. If you do have one of the above symptoms, see your doctor to make sure that it has not been infected. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash on my arm at first it looked like a spider bite but after that it looks worse it's been there for a couple weeks now?

I have a weird rash on my arm at first it looked like a spider bite but after that it looks worse it's been there for a couple weeks now?

Rash: Oftentimes patients think a rash may be from a spider bite but there was not a witnessed bite. This oftentimes is a skin infection from a bacteria called MRSA. This can be treated with the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have been getting a rash on ankles since in malawi for 2 yrs. It was diagnosed as spider bite but returned since home for 6 months. Wat is it?

I have been getting a rash on ankles since in malawi for 2 yrs. It was diagnosed as spider bite but returned since home for 6 months. Wat is it?

Allergic dermatitis: This could be some form of allergic dermatitis that is caused when you come in contact with something for a long time. The possiblity of a bite is still present. See your doctor or podiatrist for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more