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A spider bite with a bruise, dangerous?

A spider bite with a bruise, dangerous?

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

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What kind of spider bite leaves a bruise?

What kind of spider bite leaves a bruise?

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

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If a spider bite looks bruised what kind of spider is it?

If a spider bite looks bruised what kind of spider is it?

Can't tell you from: This info alone. 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. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at. ...Read more

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What kind of spider bite leaves skin bruised?

That can occur with: A number of types of insect and spider bites - it is not specific enough as a single factor to determine the offending spider/ insect. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can a spider bite on my toe bruise?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Resolving infection: When did you start Doxycycline and how many days ago did you take it? You may have had a skin infection such as MRSA. There could be residual infection. Elevate, warm compresses and see your physician for consideration for other antibiotic or treatment. ...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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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?

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

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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.

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.

Yes,: Yes, please have it looked at. It sounds like it is a post-infectious swollen area. As it is persistent and you have pain, you need to be evaluated.

If you have increased redness, pain, fever, or discharge, then you will need to be seen in the emergency room. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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