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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 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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What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

Likely.: Have 2 random red bumps on a leg could easily indicate something as common a bug bite. If it is tender or starting to extend the red discoloration beyond where it is currently, you may want to see a doctor to consider possibly infection post bite. Otherwise, if it is simply itchy and inflamed, use a topical Hydrocortisone over-the-counter product. ...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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My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard

My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard

Hard to say: Bed bugs usually feed off and on for hours and cause dozens of evident bites on the victim. Significant spider bites leave a dark hole. Single bites could be many things and is often not amenable to anyone determining their origin. ...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

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Yesterday I got bitten by a small brown spider around 4pm and now my bite has swollen, bright red and is as big as golf ball, it's really itchy. It's my first ever spider bite so I don't Know if it's bad or not.

Yesterday I got bitten by a small brown spider around 4pm and now my bite has swollen, bright red and is as big as golf ball,  it's really itchy. It's my first ever spider bite so I don't Know if it's bad or not.

See a dermatologist: Where do you live? The brown recluse spider is large, lives mostly in SW USA, and does not attack easily. I hope you saved the spider ( if it really is a spider) for expert identification. Whatever you have will be best treated by a DR with knowledge about these things. You need not experiment on yourself. Seek help. ...Read more

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