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Pimple Or Spider Bite
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
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
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
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
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
What will happen if I put pimple cream on my spider bite? Does benzoyl peroxide kill spider germs?
I have a pimple-like bump on the outside of my vagina- I noticed 5 or so days ago, and I need to know if it may be an STD it's a big red itchy pimple-like bump (possibly a spider bite?) on the right outer area of the vagina "lips." I've only had sex with
Probably not: A std with only one bump, but best to check it with fp or gyn. ...Read more
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
Bites or no bites: A boil is kind of 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 its prey. Interesting question! ...Read more
Difficult: At times it's 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
I think I have a spider bite. Started like a pimple was very painful to touch. 14 hours later just itchy and painful and rock hard underneath.
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
It can.: But it doesn't have to. When patients come in with "spider bites", basically pimples that keep getting larger, they tend to be staph infections/abscesses. Bottom line: don't try to pop or pick it. If it's getting bigger or really painful, see a doctor b/c it could be the beginning of an abscess. ...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
I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful. Could it be from a spider bite?
Unlikely: Most common lesion on the back as you described is a pimple or sebaceous cyst. Both of which are localized skin infections/inflammations. A spider bite could occur on back but is less likely. A spider bite could get infected or it could cause tissue necrosis as with the brown recluse spider bites. Best to have a doc look at it. ...Read more
First hard round silver dollar size mounds, then blistery pimples a and mass moves to random parts and areas of my body. I thought it was a spider bite?
I have some hit that looks like a pimple on the inside of my left thigh, I'm not sure if it's a blackhead or a spider bite but I tried to pop it and b?
I have two red bumps side by side with white heads on my back and I don't know if it's a spider bite or a pimple. Please help.
Cannot tell: Can't tell without a visual. As they say a picture speaks a thousand words! ...Read more
2yr old with insect/spider bite on cheek. Noticed bite yesterday, red spot like a pimple. tonight we noticed faint red lines 'spidering' away from it?
I have similar to spider bites. I have two on my arm that are itchy and one on my hip that hurts alot, pimple, red, really sore?
Picture: Can you send a picture? Anyone else living in same house, bedroom with bites? ...Read more
My son has a pimple like sore on the back of his arm resembles a spider bite looks like it has a yellow kind of puss inside and it very hard?
It looks like littke red pimples and they are only on her left thigh and 1 is on her cheek. Look like they could be small spider bites there's bout 7?
Shingles: This is possibly a shingles( herpes zoster virus) infection especially if there was some ache in that buttock or thigh a few days before the appearance of the rash. Insect bites are a possibility also. Since shingles is treatable I recommend that a physician or dermatologist examine her for diagnosis and treatment,if necessary. ...Read more
I have spider bites at the corner of my mouth and they're small and kind of look like pimples. What could I do to get rid of it?
I am worried that the swelling red mark, almost like a pimple, behind my ear is a spider bite. The surrounding area hurts too.?
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
Woke w/ 2red bumps size of large pimples on back of neck. Painful to the touch. 3 days w/ no improvement. Suspected possible spider bite but now concerned it is mrsa. Should I see a doctor? Or wait?
Have two zit-like bumps right next to each other right above lip. Don't reall yhave acne. Has tiny bit of white pus come out. Spider bite? Std? Just zits?
Bumps above lip: The most common thing of course would be acne. Spider bites on the face would be quite unusual, and usually become quite red and hot with a central darkened area of necrosis. An STD like herpes is possible if they look like blisters or shallow open sores (but usually are very painful). If they get worse and look infected, go see a provider for evaluation. ...Read more
I was bit by a spider 3 weeks ago on my arm. After that I thought I was getting repeatidly bit but idk now i have 9 more blister spots that are pimple?
Infection?: Newly erupted pustules and blisters surrounding the area of a previous bite is suggestive of an infection and warrants an in person evaluation by your primary physician. Best wishes ...Read more
Variable: 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, chills hives, weakness, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
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