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Infected Spider Bite Treatment
Boils: What people call spider bites are rarely spider bites; they are usually abscesses (boils). The cause is usually staph. Aureus, including mrsa. Antibiotics like tmp/smx (bactrim), clindamycin, and Doxycycline can be helpful at the early stage, but by the time a boil has formed, they often have to be opened and drained. ...Read more
I don't advocate: Self care if the lesion is infected. Please have it medically assessed. ...Read more
Boils: What people call 'spider bites' are rarely spider bites; they're usually abscesses (boils). The cause is usually staph. Aureus, including mrsa. Antibiotics like tmp/smx (bactrim), clindamycin, and Doxycycline can be helpful at the early stage, but by the time a boil has formed, they often have to be opened and drained. ...Read more
Spider bites: Spider bites are actually very rare in the usa. Unless you actually saw the spider and felt it bite you this may well be an MRSA skin lesion (boil) and that may require a trip to your doctor. You can apply moist heat for 15 minutes every 2 hours and see if it comes to a head, ruptures and drains, but it may still require antibiotics. Go soon and get better. ...Read more
Hi after a infected spider bite in 6/ 2011 i had lymph # of 3.1 , lymph % of 30' then in 8/2011 it raised to 3.2 and lymph % 37. Rest if CBC normal. Ct last month shied several 1 CM nodes. Scared?
NOT TO WORRY,: Your lymphocyte percentage is within normal limit, though lymphocyte % doesn't have to do anything with an infected spider bite 2 1/2 year ago. 1 cm lymph node enlargement is not also an important factor here. As long as the lymph nodes are not enlarging, not to worry. Your doc will know why s/he advised ct, may be for some other reason! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an infected spider bite (hot, low fever, dizziness) and received a rocephin shot for it. The doctor also mentioned getting it lanced, should I?
Should follow advice: Sounds like you need some more treatment on this bite so better follow your doctors advice ...Read more
Spider bite: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possible 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. Clean area w antibacterial soap. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Some sources say a hobo spider bite is like a typical bug bite while other sources say there are bigger symptoms and some dead skin at the bite site (like with a brown recluse). Some sources believe there are too many cases of mistaken identity with hobo spiders, so it's not known if real hobo spider bites are that bad at all. A doctor can evaluate, if the bite is any worse than a simple bug bite. ...Read more
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