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What should I do for a spider bite that still is red & swollen a week later - red area is not large (less than 1cm) - suspect hobo, but not sure.?

What should I do for a spider bite that still is red & swollen  a week later - red area is not large (less than 1cm) - suspect hobo, but not sure.?

See your doctor: If this is a bite from a brown recluse (fiddleback spider) gotten in a corner of your house especially in the basement or attic, then it can cause a progressive, necrotic wound of rather large size. You should get an evaluation as soon as possible to treat this and prevent spread. ...Read more

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Spider bite 7days old, dark small scab, red swollen, not particularly painful, has'?

Spider bite 7days old, dark small scab, red swollen, not particularly painful, has'?

Probably not: Spider bites are incredibly uncommon, and unless you actually saw the spider bite you, this is likely to be something else, most frequently an MRSA skin lesion. If this does not clear up quickly, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I think I might have some kind of bug bite or spider bite. there is a white bump in the middle and its swollen and red around kinda oblong shape?

I think I might have some kind of bug bite or spider bite. there is a white bump in the middle and its swollen and red around kinda oblong shape?

Infection: Sounds like a skin infection (abscess) if there is white in the middle and it is swollen and red. You likely need to see a physician in person so they can examine, and possibly drain the infection. You also might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I don't know if i have a cyst or a spider bite. It's been swollen for 3 days, when i go to pop it brownish/red pus comes out then it refills?

I don't know if i have a cyst or a spider bite. It's been swollen for 3 days, when i go to pop it brownish/red pus comes out then it refills?

Cyst: Either way you should not pop this lesion. Instead apply warm compresses. If there is spreading redness or persistent swelling with pus, have a physician examine and advise you. It may need incision and drainage which you shouldn't attempt. ...Read more

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It's been two days. Still swollen. Do I pop a spider bite blister? It is small red is going away not a brown recluse.

It's been two days. Still swollen. Do I pop a spider bite blister? It is small red is going away not a brown recluse.

No: See you doctor for an evaluation and if an i & d ( incision and drainage) is needed, the doctor could do this with sterile technique and place you on meds if needed. ...Read more

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I have a spider bite. It's raised, swollen, itching, red, pain to touch, no broken in skin &hard in the middle. Swelling is getting worse. Help!

I have a spider bite. It's raised, swollen, itching, red, pain to touch, no broken in skin &hard in the middle. Swelling is getting worse. Help!

Spider type?: Certain types of spiders such as the brown recluse can be very problematic with tissue necrosis and possible subsequent infection as the result of the bite. Without knowing the species of spider i would recommend you see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How to treat spider bite on leg?it is red swollen and itchy, worsens when i move.Still red after 3 days from bite,doesnt seem to get better if i move

How to treat spider bite on leg?it is red swollen and itchy, worsens when i move.Still red after 3 days from bite,doesnt seem to get better if i move

See your physician: spider bites notoriously are slow to heal, and can leave large openings. This is something you need to discuss with your position, and you need to keep it clean and protect against infection ...Read more