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I got bit by a spider and it hurts and is red and hard should I be worried?

I got bit by a spider and it hurts and is red and hard should I be worried?

Likely an abscess: Unless you saw the spider bite you, it is more likely to be a skin infection instead (most likely mrsa, which is an aggressive bacteria). It needs to be evaluated by your doctor in order to drain it and or give you antibiotics. If you have fever go to er. Put warm towels on it at least four times a day. Don't try to squeeze it but if it has a "pimple" you can try to open it with a sterile needle. ...Read more

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Is this a spider bite? Or a pimple? It used to be smaller and a week later it turned red and hard to the touch and it really hurts! please help

Is this a spider bite? Or a pimple? It used to be smaller and a week later it turned red and hard to the touch and it really hurts! please help

Cannot diagnose: Go and see a doctor and this is not likely to be a spider bite, but probably a staphylococcal boil. Go now, don't waste time asking questions on the net of people who cannot see the lesion you are referring to. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am worried I have a spider bite. But it could also be a boil. It is hot, red, and kind of hard. It's on my arm but I have no bite marks. ?

I am worried I have a spider bite. But it could also be a boil. It is hot, red, and kind of hard. It's on my arm but I have no bite marks. ?

Where are you?: Spider bites are RARE and never occur in most of USA, even less likely in winter. When they occur they are usually immediately obvious. Boils and pimples common. They heal best and fastest by drainage. ...Read more

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I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk.I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?

 I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk.I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?

Seek evaluation ASAP: You need evaluation ASAP for your complaints- your MD, a walk in center, or ER if no other option available. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I am worried that the swelling red mark, almost like a pimple, behind my ear is a spider bite. The surrounding area hurts too. ?

Worry: I think the best move would be to go to the nearest Emergency facility. What you report is important and you will be seen quickly by the doctor. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It could be spider bites and they will be carefully controlled. Please let me know how things went. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I have a massive spider bite on my eyelid. It's puffy, a little red and very itchy. I'm not positive but I believe a spider bit me.

Staph Infection: There is a world wide epidemic of Staph Infections. Nearly all patients with this infection claim at first that it is a spider bite. You must urgently get to the doctor and get the appropriate testing and treatment. Do not let this get any worse. ...Read more

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I got this spider bite and their is 6 of them but when I scratch them, the center of the bite turns red but don't hurt and still itch Is that normal?

I got this spider bite and their is 6 of them but when I scratch them, the center of the bite turns red but don't hurt and still itch Is that normal?

Not spider: Spider bites are rare. They are single, painful, and ulcerate. In North America the are present only in the southwest. You have something else. A skin DR will help you. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I got a spider bite on the neck, it's a red bump size of a dime or smaller iches all around it should I be worried?

I got a spider bite on the neck, it's a  red bump size of a dime or smaller iches all around it should I be worried?

Usually a boil: "spider bites" aren't usually spider bites, they're abscesses (boils), often caused by staph aureus, usually mrsa. They can sometimes be treated with antibiotics if they're started very early (before they become filled with pus). More often they require drainage. ...Read more