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Spider Bite Infection Symptoms
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?
Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be expected from any of these. Symptoms exceeding this should be examined by a physician. 'spider bites' have become a common er complaint over the last several years, when in fact most of these are skin abscesses. ...Read more
Unlikely: To have been a spider bite. Most of these (unless you have actually seen and identified the spider as a black widow or brown recluse), are community acquired infection with methicillin-resistant staph aureus (mrsa). Many of these are sensitive to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Doxycycline or sometimes clindamycin. Dicloxacillin is unlikely to be effective. ...Read more
My kidney is in a massive amount of pain, er? I've been already this week for a car accident and spider bite, should I still go? Kidney infection also
See U physician : For evaluation and work up.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do I see a dr for infection/staph 4 a spider bite? It round, swollen, green and I'm running a low grade temp with cold sweats?
Possible: but not probable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Noticed a spider bite on my chest about 36 hours ago. No major symptoms that I have noticed. Just disinfected it. Will this be ok?
My boyfriend has a bite and i want to know if it is a spider bite.it has two black punctures with white puss around it.he has no symptoms.
Guesses: Over the computer it would be a guess, and most likely, even with a visual inspection, without a definitive history of you seeing the spider, it would be an educated guess. As described though, it sounds like a spider bite. Be sure to keep it clean and watch for signs of infection, like increased redness, streaks, warmth, purulent discharge, fevers, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
See below and y'Doc: Initially, the bite might go unnoticed or have some minor burning like a bee sting. The other symptoms then may develop from 2-8 hours later, but most bites cause little tissue destruction. Initially, the site might be red and may have small fang marks in the center. The rest of the possible symptoms are related to the time period after the bite and are too involved to list here. ...Read more
Got a spider bite. Noticed it roughly 24 hours ago. Nothing serious is going on symptom-wise. Will I be ok?
Spider bites: have local skin problems as ONLY POSSIBLE issue by 24 hrs even including black widow/tarantulas (which cause their serious problems within first few hours). Black recluse skin necrosis (skin dying off) and/or infection develops 1-3 days after the bite (mostly does NOT happen). It is quite obvious when it occurs with pain/redness/swelling/hotness and/or skin looking like a burn. or NOT. ...Read more
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