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Rash From Spider Bite
My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?
I keep getting spider bites. Noone else in my family does. Yesterday I was bitten on my eyelid. It's been happening for years now. Then a couple weeks after the first bite I started getting these rashes where I got the first bite. the rashes come and go,t
Infected?: If the site is infected or you have significant reaction medical attention is necessary. How long ago did the bite occur? Spider bites can vary from a localized reaction to an infection to severe reaction with certain spiders. If you can identify spider provide that information to doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have been getting a rash on ankles since in malawi for 2 yrs. It was diagnosed as spider bite but returned since home for 6 months. Wat is it?
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
My boyfriend has a strange rash on his elbow, swollen and painful, over 12 hrs. Looks like a spider bite but not sure. Thoughts?
Bite: It may be a spider bite, but then again, it could be a bite from a hornet, wasp or bee. Sight unseen it is difficult to render a dianosis. ...Read more
Have been exposed to very early stage shingles. Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons. Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites. No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm
Shingles : Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the chicken pox virus that causes shingles is contagious to another person if the other person has not had chicken pox. But, you will not or another person will not get chicken pox from your sister unless you were directly exposed to the lesions. If your sister had the area covered and washed her hands and you did not get exposed to the actual lesions you should be fine. ...Read more
Recluse or infection: Brown recluse bites can cause: morbiliform rash, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, renal failure, seizures and coma ( the last symptoms mentioned here are rare). But any infected bite can cause fevers, vomiting and sometimes rashes. Seek physician care for this if it occurs. ...Read more
BUG BITES?: WHATEVER BUGS THEY ARE, PLEASE TAKE HER TO A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON . . . ...Read more
Got a rash or irritation on back. It's a couple inches in spot, kind of blistery. Allergic reaction? Spider Bite? Mild pain/discomfort on it.
I was just recently in the hospital for a spider bite.. still have a horrible rash on my hands, think its Pompholyx?
Pompholyx: Difficult to say without a picture or description.Best advise is to seea dermatologist ...Read more
I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?
Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in NY. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you know it is something else. There are hundreds of different causes for a rash on your leg. Does it itch? How long? Best result will be obtained by a trip to a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more
My bulls-eye rash was mistaken for a spider bite about a year ago, is this a common mistake? I just now finally got diagnosed with lyme...
2 months ago rash with hard black center. No MRSA, CBC normal, doc said spider bite. Rash gone but hard red lump still there. What else could it be?
Find a better doc.: You are not describing a spider bite. Venomous spiders are found almost exclusively in the south-western USA. Even there they rarely attack humans. Where do you live? Is it itchy or painful? If it annoys you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more