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Will popping a spider bite blister make it worse?

Will popping a spider bite blister make it worse?

Blister: If a blister is sterile, it does not need to be popped and may actually act as a barrier to infection. If their is surounding redness or tenderness, pop the blister, clean with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. See a doctor for signs of worsening tenderness redness or swelling. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...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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Is it ok to pop a spider bite blister?

Is it ok to pop a spider bite blister?

Recommend against it: Breaking open the blister will create a portal for infection. ...Read more

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My fiancé had what looks to be a spider bite, (2 holes, red, itchy, swollen, blistered and sore) should he pop the blisters and the liquid out!?

My fiancé had what looks to be a spider bite, (2 holes, red, itchy, swollen, blistered and sore) should he pop the blisters and the liquid out!?

Wrong question: Spider bites are rare and unlikely to produce what you describe. SO WHAT IS THIS?? Consider a professional opinion, preferably by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Spider bite and blister, is it okay?

Small blister is: Likely ok. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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Can spider bites get little blisters with clear fluid?

Natural Process: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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Do spider bites blister?

Yes, that can: Sometimes occur with both venomous and non-venous spiders. ...Read more

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Do non-spider bites blister?

Some do: A classic example is a tropical fire ant bite which develops into an aseptic pustule. ...Read more

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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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Is lancing a spider bite blister a good idea?

Is lancing a spider bite blister a good idea?

No: The reason is that once the skin is broken this acts as a portal for infection. ...Read more

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Does a spider bite look like a water blister?

That could be one: Presentation. But, if you didn't see a spider - I wouldn't automatically assume that you were bit by a spider. This finding can occur with a variety of insect bites ; stings. Take care. ...Read more

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How to treat painful blister from spider bite?

How to treat painful blister from spider bite?

Need details: How do you know it is a bite? How do you know it was a spider? The majority of these are not correct diagnoses. Did you see and feel a bite? Did you identify the species? Very few spiders are venomous. Best course is to see a Dr. Unfortunately very few Drs have any knowledge or experience with actual spider bites because they are so uncommon. They happen in USA only in the SW quadrant so most Dr ...Read more

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Bite of sort possible spider bite. Started as a blister and not red and inflamed. Been over a week?

Bite of sort possible spider bite. Started as a blister and not red and inflamed. Been over a week?

More history or info: Sorry but not enough info provided. Painful? Single lesion or multiple blisters? Spreading? Itchy? Location? Changing since onset? ...Read more

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Wondering if I need to deal with this likely spider bite last wed 1/8. No pain when bitten (?), noticed blister in shower. See photos.

Spider bite: Most of the so-called spider bites we see today are not really spider bites. Most of them are MRSA infections. If not getting better or getting worse, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat watery blister from spider bite?

How to treat watery blister from spider bite?

Natural Process: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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Can you get MRSA from popping someone's else's infected lump? Was told it was "spider bite". No infected symptoms yet.

Yes....and elsewhere: MRSA is now located almost anywhere we look. Door knobs. Banisters, shopping carts, etc. If a person has touched it, it may be contaminated with it. It accounts for up to 70% of the pustules/abscesses drained in outpatients. It is not a new AIDS or EBOLA and is relatively easily treated. You are likely exposed daily. If you start experiencing pustules, schedule a visit. ...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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Blisters swelling looks bruised. Could it be a spider bite?

Blisters swelling looks bruised. Could it be a spider bite?

Very unlikely: There are no spiders in maine capable of biting humans. See a dermatologist if you need a specific definition of this. ...Read more

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I keep getting little blisters all over my body what could it be the one on my yaya is now bright red. All started with a spider bite on my arm?

I keep getting little blisters all over my body what could it be the one on my yaya is now bright red. All started with a spider bite on my arm?

Possible Emergency!: A blistering rash that is heralded by a single ulcerating lesion is concerning. The initial lesion may represent inoculation with Staph or strep bacteria (common after an insect bite or even may mimic an insect bite if the bite was not witnessed). If staph/strep skin infection is followed by generalized red spotty rash or blisters, then one must consider scalded skin syndrome or scarlet fever. ...Read more

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I keep having red bumps/welts popping up mainly on my butt area. I Think its spider bites because I keep seeing spiders in my home but im not sure HELP?

I keep having red bumps/welts popping up mainly on my butt area. I Think its spider bites because I keep seeing spiders in my home but im not sure HELP?

Really impossible: To tell what they are without seeing, but doubt they are spider bites. You need to have them seen to get the proper diagnoses and treatment. Do they itch of hurt? If your scratch them a lot they could easily get infected. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

See below: The brown recluse (loxoceles reclusa) is the most likely one in the us to cause symptoms that are like the flu, but black widow can cause some strange symptoms too. ...Read more

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Appears to be a spider bite. 4-5 on each leg. First it looked like a mosquito bite but then after about 24 hours it became blisters. What should I do?

Appears to be a spider bite. 4-5 on each leg. First it looked like a mosquito bite but then after about 24 hours it became blisters. What should I do?

Leg bites: If there is a reaction occurring with pain, inflammation and/or fever, I recommend getting seen ASAP. A picture or video would help to diagnose your issue better. ...Read more

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My 3 year old Granddaughter has a spider bite on her arm. It is red with a little blister in the center. How should I treat it?

My 3 year old Granddaughter has a spider bite on her arm. It is red with a little blister in the center. How should I treat it?

Mgt: If the area begins to appear infected, swollen and/or purple, please see your physician today. If there are any breathing problems, I would advise going to the ED.
Otherwise, keep the area clean and dry and apply antibiotic ointment twice daily for three days. ...Read more