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Spider Bite Bruising
I have a painful spider bite that is bruising red and swollen with an oozing blister what should I do? A doctor at an urgent care prescribed me antibiotics but I can't tell if they are working
It isn't that: Uncommon to have bruising around a spider bit. In ; of it's self it is not of great concern. 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). ...Read more
From what I have: Read this is not limited to one species. 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
I have a bruise the size of a dime with two brown puncture wounds directly in the middle of the bruise. Spider bite?!?
Yes: Some spider bites are painful and can be dangerous. In many parts of america the brown recluse (fiddle back) and black widow spiders are found. Both can give a nasty bite. I have seen many brown recluse bites that look bruised to the patient but the tissues are much worse off that just bruised. Spider bites can cause the tissue to break down and even large areas of skin and muscle can be lost. ...Read more
This morning I noticed 2 purple spider bites with a tiny bruise and very small red bump. There has been no pain and I feel fine, it is now 11:00 pm.
Spider bites?: Unless you saw the spiders in the act - these lesions may not be from spider bites. Not sure what your question is. If you are worried - would show these lesions to your parents. However, if you remain symptom free- would not fret. ...Read more
There's a bump, bruise, &2 bite marks close together, it's very itchy. Is it a spider bite?? and if so, what spider could've bit me? Please help me: (
Not spider: Spider bites are rare and are quite different from your description. There are no spiders capable of venomous attack in NY state with rare exceptions. When a spider attacks it is immediately apparent. Unless you saw and felt the bite it was not a spider. ...Read more
I have had a spider bite for 3 weeks one week ago went to er they gave me decoxicylyn. I still have a bruise the size of a half dollar n a lil bump?
Bug bite on leg was itchy, grew and is now a round purple bruise on my leg - assuming it is a spider bite but do I need to treat or will it go away?
Get checked: May be just as you suspect, but maybe not. Best to get it checked by your MD or Dermatologist. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have a bruise that covers almost the top part of my foot. When I realized it right in the center of the bruise was a white like circle and 2 black dots. Is it a spider bite?
Could be: I suggest you see your dr. Today. ...Read more
I read your answer about a small white bump on a real spider bite being an entry site for the venom. Do you know what type of spider this could be? I have the bite and had fevery and nausea last night and black bruise looking/now purple underneath. I've al
Where do you live?: Brown recluse spiders are found in central and southwest states. Their bites are quite rare, usually painful, forming ulcers. Unless you saw the spider, felt the bite, and took the spider to an expert, assume it is something else. Black widow bites are even more rare. See a DR to find out what you have instead of spider bite. ...Read more
4Months ago had sudden large blister-went to doc-said probably a spider bite-he cut open blister-but area still red/dark like a bruise &hard in center?
4 months or 9???: See a dermatologist for a better diagnosis and treatment determined by this. Did you see and feel a spider attack you? Did you take the spider for identification? If not, assume it was NEVER A SPIDER BITE. The brown recluse spider is not normally present where you live. ...Read more
*9 MONTHS AGO-had large blister-went to doc-said probably a spider bite-cut open blister-area STILL HAS NOT HEALED-Red/dark like bruise-hard in center?
See a dermatologist: Do not fool around with amateurs any more. See a skin specialist. Ps---- there are no venomous spiders where you live. ...Read more
I have a small bump on the inner side of my knee cap. It hurts when I walk and kneel down. No idea what it is from. What is it thought it was a spider bite a few months back. Then it looked like a bruise and now is a bump a little smaller than a dime.
On the top of my left foot I have what looks like a spider bite it didn t hurt much at first then on day 2 there is a huge bruise around the bite and my toes are swelling there is a tingling sensation and very painful on day 3 I started vomiting running a
Spider bite on inside rt ankle bone swelled from heel to Achilles now is slight bruising next to bite no sign of infect maybe bruised bc of work boot?
Maybe, but...: Go see your physician. Brown recluse spider bites, for example, can progress greatly, It's even more important if you're diabetic or have some additional medical issues. So, be safe: get examined if you have a spider bite. There are times when you need to have the area removed, drained, or treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
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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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
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
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
A pink or red dot.: 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, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
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