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Is it normal for a spider bite to not be healed 4 months later? No pain/itch theres just still a round pink spot there

Is it normal for a spider bite to not be healed 4 months later? No pain/itch theres just still a round pink spot there

Yes: Its possible yes. Toxins in the venom can cause long lasting effects, both cellularly and neurologically. You may wish to have a dermatologist look at it if your concerned. ...Read more

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First hard round silver dollar size mounds,then blistery pimples a and mass moves to random parts and areas of my body. I thought it was a spider bite?

First hard round silver dollar size mounds,then blistery pimples a and mass moves to random parts and areas of my body. I thought it was a spider bite?

MRSA: Could be MRSA abscesses or cellulitis which can look like and /or result from spider bites. Please see a physician for culture, drainage if appropriate, and treatment to include Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline in case the culture is positive for MRSA. ...Read more

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After three rounds of antibiotic (hobo spider bite rt breast) pain increasing while off antibiotics.. Help bite jan.7 3 rounds of cephalexin 500

After three rounds of antibiotic (hobo spider bite rt breast)  pain increasing while off antibiotics.. Help bite jan.7   3 rounds of cephalexin 500

She : She needs a follow up with her doctor asap. There is a possibility that she has a skin infection(cellulitis) that did not respond to the initial antibiotics. Is the area, red, hot, painful? If so then this is likely the case. If it is just painful then there may be some nerve damage from the bite. There are treatments for this as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Doc gave me Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a large spider bite? 8" round. I am very allergic to many antibiotics and afraid to take it. How dangerous is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Doc gave me Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a large spider bite? 8" round. I am very allergic to many antibiotics  and afraid to take it. How dangerous is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): has been used for decades but there are people who are allergic. No one knows if you are one of them. Here is my question, why didn't you discuss this at the time with your prescribing physician? Personally, I'd be more concerned about my 8 " spider bite. ...Read more

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Does spider bites spread?

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