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Should I be concerned about swollen right elbow. No pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? Perhaps a result of spider bite?

Should I be concerned about swollen right elbow. No pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? Perhaps a result of spider bite?

Olecronon Bursitis: This sounds like olecronon bursitis. It can be caused by trauma infection arthritis or other causes. It is usually benign. A doctor can drain it and send the fluid for analysis. It may recur. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What to do about a spider bite?

What to do about a spider bite?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more

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What to do about a spider bite?

What to do about a spider bite?

Spider Bite: Most spider bites are uncomfortable but harmless. However, a few spiders, like the brown recluse and the black widow, can cause serious illness and damage to the tissues. Care for a regular spider bite with cold compresses or ice. Use over the counter medication, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for pain relief. Monitor for allergic reactions, rash, fever and signs of infection. ...Read more

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When to worry about a spider bite?

Spider bite: See a physician for systemic reactions. A tetanus shot may be necessary. Antibiotics may be necessary if the wound becomes infected. Large ulcerations could require debridement. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to be worried about a spider bite?

How long should you wait to be worried about a spider bite?

Depends on symptoms: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have 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 seek medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch

When to worry about a spider bite? Went camping and I have a bite with two marks don't hurt or itch

Spider Bite: If it appears clean and you feel otherwise well, keep it clean and apply neosporin. If there is any redness, drainage or fever please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about spider bite?

How much should I worry about spider bite?

Not a lot...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the brown recluse (causes delayed local tissue destruction). These bites are relatively rare. Most "spider bites" can be treated with ice, rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. Sometimes an anti-histamine or topical steroid can also be helpful for symptoms. ...Read more

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Sir I Want To Know About Spider Bite Deep Information's It Is Advantage Or Disadvantage Then What About The Spider Man Movie?

Sir I Want To Know About Spider Bite Deep Information's It Is Advantage Or Disadvantage Then What About The Spider Man Movie?

Spiders don't bite: Of all the hundreds of cases I have seen where a patient reported a spider bite- on further questioning there was no actual spider seen biting the patient. Usually a carbuncle or bad folliculitis is mistaken for a spider bite. These are often MRSA or Staph infections that are localized. Good news is that they are treatable. The bad news is we cannot be like Spider-Man. Sorry to say! ...Read more

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What's the big deal about spider bites?

What's the big deal about spider bites?

According to who?: Not sure what or who's big deal your referring to. Some spiders have venom and their bites can cause infection and severe inflammation. Most spiders are non venomous. ...Read more

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What to do about a swollen spider bite?

Antibiotics: How long you have had the swelling and how painful and how swollen the bite is will determine whether topical or oral antibiotics make the most sense. Spider bites are notorious for getting infected. If you feel this is the case or you are not sure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What must I know about a brown recluse if I get a spider bite?

What must I know about a brown recluse if I get a spider bite?

Medical Attention: These bites can be very serious causing your skin to become necrotic and slough off. Serious skin injuries could require amputation. You need to know that they inhabit dark places like the crawl space or inside your shoes. Take caution when going in dark places as they are not llkely to bite you unless they touch your skin. Use good lighting in dark places. ...Read more

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Suspected spider bite with red lines coming out of it. Should I be concerned or go to dr?

ER/UC: This sounds like an infected bite. Without an exaam or photo, I suggest and immediate ER or urgent care evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a couple lumps under my skin, I'm not sure if they're spider bites or if I should be more concerned.

I have a couple lumps under my skin, I'm not sure if they're spider bites or if I should be more concerned.

It is almost: Impossible to diagnose complaints of this nature over the internet without being able to see and feel the areas in question. If this is concerning to you, you will need to see a health care professional who can fully evaluate the area of concern. ...Read more

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As a concerned parent I need to know how does a spider bite look like?

As a concerned parent I need to know how does a spider bite look like?

Depends: On the type of spider, and ther are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. ...Read more

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Worried about spider bite brown recluse spider bite pictures appreciated?

Worried about spider bite brown recluse spider bite pictures appreciated?

Depends: This depends on the stage and severity of the bite. See http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/page11_em. Htm for pictures of the most severe bites and the spider and it's range. Please note that most bites do not reach these last stages! ...Read more

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What to do about spider bites on your foot?

Spider bites: If they get infected, antibiotics are indicated. Otherwise, you can use anti-histamines orally or topically to relieve the symptoms of swelling and itching. ...Read more

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Numbness in toe spider bite, should I be concerned?

I would have it: Looked at...Certain spiders are more dangerous than others.... ...Read more

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I thought I had a mosquito bite but the next morning it had a red risen circle around it about 6cm across. I'm in australia - could be a spider bite?

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I thought I had a mosquito bite but the next morning it had a red risen circle around it about 6cm across. I'm in australia - could be a spider bite?

Could be: It could be any number of things from an insect bite to just another traumatic reason for cellulitis. If it's spread 6cm overnight, you should have it evaluated urgently. ...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

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Dr. Put me on antibiotics for my swollen lymphnodes he thinks a spider bite me, how long does it take for my nodes to go down, before im concerned?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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My bf has a spider bite on the back of his leg that's about the size of a quarter it was red at first but now it is dark redish purple is this serious?

Possible necrosis: This sounds like the bite may be becoming necrotic. A brown recluse bite frequently acts like this. Your bf should see a physician as he may need to have this area debrided and or may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could there be a doctor in the house that knows anything about treatment for brown recluse spider bites?

Is there envenomatio: Not all brown recluse bites include venom. The venom is so hugely painful that you will go to emergency within a couple of hours of the bite. Treatment varies. Without venom you can treat it as you would any insect bite. With venom seeing a surgeon very quickly is the answer as this venom destroys tissue and attention is needed to reduce the tissue loss. ...Read more

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I had asked a question earlier this week about itchy red spot. Now I think was a brown recluse spider bite?

Brown reculse: Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed initially because they are usually painless bites. Occasionally, some minor burning that feels like a bee sting is noticed at the time of the bite. Symptoms usually develop two to eight hours after a bite. Symptoms can include: severe pain at bite site after about 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, blistering, necrosis (tissue death). ...Read more

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What should I do about possible spider bite? I suspect I got spider bitten 3 days ago. The spot where the fang marks are is about the size of a dime. It was bright red. Now its changed color. Like a light gray? Its itching horribly. I'm having headac

What should I do about possible spider bite? I suspect I got spider bitten 3 days ago. The spot where the fang marks are is about the size of a dime. It was bright red. Now its changed color. Like a light gray? Its itching horribly. I'm having headac

Treat surface: With antibiotic ointment initially, if redness spreads then may need antibiotics by mouth. The change to darker color is the affect pd toxins that spiders have in the bite. Just make sure this does not get infected. ...Read more