My arm still tingling and feels heavy after spider bite - Doctor answers
I have a bump that has been pudding think it is a spider bite. And is making my arm numb and tingling?
MRSA: Or methicillin resistant staph aureus, commonly known as flesh eating bacteria, can cause infections that are frequently mistaken for spider bites. If you have symptoms that go up your arm, go to the emergency room now. If this is an MRSA infection, it can spread rapidly and cause a lot of tissue damage. Don't wait the weekend, go to er now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticed a bump on my arm on sunday and figured it was a spider bite. Tonight it is bigger, tender & still under skin. Is this an infection?
Hello, I have a huge bite on my arm that seems like a spider bite, it has a red ring around it, and a tiny hole in the center. Can u tell me what to do?
See a doctor!: Painful insect bites deserve attention because they can be infected - red, warm, tender. This is even more important with possible spider bites as the infection can lead to tissue necrosis. Please see a doctor ASAP. An ER visit may not be necessary. An urgent care center or virtual consult may suffice. You will likely receive an antibiotic, anti-inflammatories, and lots of reassurance. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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 notice a bump on my right arm and picked at it the next day it was enlarged and now hurts when I touch it not to sure if it's a spider bite?
My son has a spider bite on his upper arm a lil puffy spot and hard underneath, been there for a week. How can I treat this seems to be bothering him?
Hard to say?: If it is a spider bite, perhaps you would want to be seen? Local care of any would usually consists of warm soap and water with gentle washing/scrubbing, then patting dry with a clean cloth or gauze. Application of a topical antibiotic ointment may be needed and then a loose covering usually with a non-stick (telfa) dressing. Observe for pus, redness, pain, heat, streaking up from the wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noon I felt an ithciness on my arm. When I got hpme four hours later, I noticed 12 little spots on the crease of my arm. Theyr very iychy and painful. I'm not sure wheter its multiple spider bites in the same area or an allergic reaction. Please help me as
Spider???: Unless you saw it and felt it bite, then took it to an expert, assume it was not a spider! Spider bites are rare. Unless you live where venomous spiders live, you will not encounter one. It does not indicate where in the world you are. In USA it is the Southwest from Arkansas to Arizona. Whether a spider or something else, you should see a DR. ...Read more
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 just noticed a bite with 2 dots on my arm, one of them has a tiny black dot inside looks like a blackhead, I'm thinking spider bite, now what?
Doubt it: Spider bites worth worrying about don't leave tiny black dots. They leave significant black/dark holes measuring several mm across and often angry surrounding skin. It may be a bite, but unless it acts up I'd ignore it. ...Read more
How long does it take for a spider bite to open up? My boyfriend has a lump on his upper arm that he believes is a spider bite and I was curious
Painful blister on arm. Could this be a spider bite? Should I seek medical attention? On vaca soon-afraid of brn recluse-type reaction-but live in WA
Not spider: Spider bite is rare, maybe never where you live. It is immediately painful. Unless you saw and felt the attack, then took the spider for expert identification, assume it is something else. Brown recluse is not normally found in WA. ...Read more
I woke up with a bump on my arm that looked like a pimple. It was hard and had white stuff come out. It was very painful. Could that be a spider bite?
Bump on arm: Sounds more like an infected pimple. Spider bites do not usually have white material coming out. If this does not clear up quickly, see your doctor to be sure you do not have a MRSA bacterial infection. ...Read more
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