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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.

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.

Hard to tell!: Without seeing the rash it is difficult to make a diagnosis. Herpes zoster (shingles) is often associated with this type of rash with pain. You may see your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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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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What to do for spider bites that hurt?

Medical attention: If the spider bite is from a brown recluse it could evolve into a nasty skin reaction with necrosis and pain --- may need antibiotics and/or steroids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the effects of spider bites?

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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Does all spider bites have a halo around it?

Halo Insect Bites: Insect bites may be grouped, raised (papular), hive-like (urticarial) and have a surrounding halo. Occasionally a central depression, or punctum, can be seen. Almost any insect can cause a halo insect bite depending on the person. ...Read more

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Should I pop my spider bites or leave them to heal on their own?

Should I pop my spider bites or leave them to heal on their own?

No: Spider bites for the majority of the time will heal on their own. If you open the wound, you can introduce infection. ...Read more

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Spider bite is hard?

Spider bite is hard?

Can be: Any insect bite can cause a local reaction which includes redness, swelling and induration (the feeling of hardness around the bite site), warmth, and sometimes itch. ...Read more

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What to do for a spider bite?

Depends what is: Going on. Most are like other insect bites. Irritation pain swelling and pain. Most heal without problems. Others become infected requiring wound care and antibiotics. Wash with soap and water. Keep clean and observe. Take benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed. If things worsen to ER to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do spider bites get warm?

Spider bites: Inflammation or infection can both lead to heat. ...Read more

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Should you pop a spider bite?

Better not to: Once the skin is broken this becomes a portal for potential infection. ...Read more

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What to do about a spider bite?

What to do about a spider bite?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more

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Can you die from a spider bite?

Most spiders are: Harmless. Although deaths are not frequent w most venomous spider bites in the us- the most common reason would be an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What to do about a spider bite?

Spider Bite: Most spider bites are uncomfortable but harmless. However, a few spiders, like the brown recluse and the black widow, can cause serious illness and damage to the tissues. Care for a regular spider bite with cold compresses or ice. Use over the counter medication, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for pain relief. Monitor for allergic reactions, rash, fever and signs of infection. ...Read more

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How do you treat a spider bite?

Depends: On the severity of the spider bite. Local hygiene soap water. Apply a dressing. Check your tetanus status. If things worsen. See a wound specialist. ...Read more

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What spider bite hurts the most?

What spider bite hurts the most?

Agree w info in: Earlier answer but brown recluses can also cause systemic symptoms. When I was bit - had generalized, significant muscle ; joint pain, fever, weakness, marked extremity swelling and tissue that died rapidly ending with a significant sized ulcer. I was acutely ill for almost a week. Never want to go through that again. Luckily, I have no personal experiences to report with black widow spiders (:. ...Read more

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How can you treat a spider bite?

How can you treat a spider bite?

See below: Usually like any other insect bite: with cleansing, wound care and observation for possible signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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What can I do for a spider bite?

What can I do for a spider bite?

Let me help you: A bug bite isn't usually a reason to see your doctor, especially since it's often hard to determine if the bite was from a spider and what kind of spider. But if you believe you've been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, or you start to experience severe pain or cramping in your abdomen or back after a spider bite, see your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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What do you do for a spider bite?

What do you do for a spider bite?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more

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When to worry about a spider bite?

Spider bite: See a physician for systemic reactions. A tetanus shot may be necessary. Antibiotics may be necessary if the wound becomes infected. Large ulcerations could require debridement. ...Read more