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3 year old had bad reaction to bug/spider bite 3 days ago. Today has fever and vomiting and is very sleepy. Related to bite or just flu sumptoms?

3 year old had bad reaction to bug/spider bite 3 days ago. Today has fever and vomiting and is very sleepy. Related to bite or just flu sumptoms?

Go to doctor: It may be a coincidence, but with this being Lyme disease season, I would recommend you see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis of the bite and the other symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mrsa or bad reaction to popping a spider bite, how to tell?

Mrsa or bad reaction to popping a spider bite, how to tell?

I think that either : Way you are asking about an infected lesion. Please get this evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and 2 visits to the dr and an emergency room visit and it's not getting bette

How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and  2 visits  to the dr and an emergency  room visit and it's not getting bette

Variable: Spider bites vary from one species to another. Some spider bites may be a small red bump that resolves in a few days. Sometimes, a staph infection may develop, and this can be severe, requiring antibiotics and surgical debridement. Spiders which cause tissue necrosis (black widow, brown recluse) may also require surgical debridement. ...Read more

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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

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

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Large red bumps on my neck and stomach that itch terribly. Thinking spider bites or allergic reaction. Am I on the right track here?

Large red bumps on my neck and stomach that itch terribly. Thinking spider bites or allergic reaction. Am I on the right track here?

Hives: You are on the right track. It could be from a variety of causes. It could be spider, insect related. Other possibilities include allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, food reaction, and drug or medication reaction. Some people get urticaria of uncertain cause(idiopathic). A lot depends on exactly what the rash looks like, so best option is to see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about swollen right elbow. No pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? perhaps a result of spider bite?

Should I be concerned about swollen right elbow. No pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? perhaps a result of spider bite?

Olecronon Bursitis: This sounds like olecronon bursitis. It can be caused by trauma infection arthritis or other causes. It is usually benign. A doctor can drain it and send the fluid for analysis. It may recur. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Does spider bites spread?

Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread. ...Read more

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