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Can Spider Bites Cause A Rash
I keep getting spider bites. Noone else in my family does. Yesterday I was bitten on my eyelid. It's been happening for years now. Then a couple weeks after the first bite I started getting these rashes where I got the first bite. The rashes come and go, t
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
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
WHATEVER BUGS THEY ARE, PLEASE TAKE HER TO A DERMATOLOGIST.
AND SOON. . . ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 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?
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