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I have a very painful pimple or spider bite - what should I do?

I have a very painful pimple or spider bite - what should I do?

Lesion: Cleanse site with soap & water. Keep area clean. Often lesions that one might imagine are from a spider bite -aren't. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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I woke up with stinging feeling on my back it stayed stinging for long time so i look to see a red bump pimple or spider bite???

I woke up with stinging feeling on my back it stayed stinging for long time so i look to see a red bump pimple or spider bite???

Shingles: You did not give your age or a pic of the rash. The commonest rash that is very painful and may occur on your back is shingles. Insect bites and spider bites usually occur on the exposed part of the body like arms and legs, not on the back ...Read more

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I have a large painful bump on my outer right thigh. It feels tender and warm. I am unsure whether it's a boil or pimple or spider bite.

I have a large painful bump on my outer right thigh. It feels tender and warm. I am unsure whether it's a boil or pimple or spider bite.

See a doctor: regrdless what it is you need to see a doctor in casr it needs drainage or debridment and of course you are going to need oral antbiotic so go and see your doctor ...Read more

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How can I tell if a sore on my arm is a pimple or a spider bite?

How can I tell if a sore on my arm is a pimple or a spider bite?

Dots: A spider bite usually has several dots in the red area. Also, the spider injects venom which causes a much larger area of redness and induration(roughness). ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a red bump pimple be a recluse spider bite?

Doubtful: If very early in its course, it's possible. If you have reason to believe it could be, seek treatment from your pcm early so that appropriate referral can be made if necessary. Recluse bites do better if aggressively treated up front with antibiotics and even surgery if serious enough. ...Read more

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What will happen if I put pimple cream on my spider bite? Does benzoyl peroxide kill spider germs?

What will happen if I put pimple cream on my spider bite? Does benzoyl peroxide kill spider germs?

Nothing.: Probably won't do anything. Just use some cool packs if it's really itchy. Also some Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Most of all don't scratch. ...Read more

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Spider bite or pimple, how can I tell?

Spider bite or pimple, how can I tell?

Can't always: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. A pimple will usually arise in particular areas of the body ; would not be accompanied by severe pain or necrosis. ...Read more

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Spider bite on face or really big pimple? How can I tell?

Spider bite on face or really big pimple? How can I tell?

Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it looked at possibly cultured ...Read more

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What is a difference between spider bite,pimple, boil?

What is a difference between spider bite,pimple, boil?

Bites or no bites: A boil is kind of a pimple "gone nuclear", and it is more serious, usually the result of an infection. An arachnid, or spider bite, is completely different, with injection of a toxin which the spider uses to paralyze or kill it's prey. Interesting question! ...Read more