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Spider Bite Identification
Nearly all bumps are: The brown recluse spider is not found in pennsylvania. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you, then took it to an arachnologist for identification, assume it was not a spider bite. Spiders are plentiful everywhere but are completely harmless. Spider bites are rare, very painful, cause ulceration. If you have a "bump" it is something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: Venomous spiders are extremely rare in Ohio and are not indigenous to your area. Neither Benadryl nor any other antihistamine is of any use for black widow or brown recluse spider attacks. Unless you bring the spider to an EXPERT for identification, assume you have SOMETHING ELSE. The real question becomes "what is your actual diagnosis?" Since you fail to describe it, no diagnosis is possible thi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible spider bite culture came back g strep fluid drained have low temp antibiotics. 24 hrs later arm red/swollen hot what is meant by g strep?
Serious: It is possible that the spider bite could be secondary infected by group g strep. Also it could be a primary infection. The condition you are describing is most likely cellulitis caused by group g strep. Please, see you doctor as soon as possible so the appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning. Hives spreading inch or more q d. Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck.Should i be worried?
See a dermatologist: Unless you clearly saw and felt the spider, then took it for identification, you have something else. This does not describe a spider bite. Not even close. Also you may not actually have hives. Indicate a need for immediate attention when you call. Meanwhile continue hydrocortisone. Use Benadryl as a sleeping pill and nothing else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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