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Spider Bite Itchy Swollen
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
Should I be concerned? Spider bites from a 1-2 wks ago. The bites are red, swollen, extremely itchy, and peeling. Also, any anti-itch advice?
How to treat spider bite on leg? It is red swollen and itchy, worsens when I move. Still red after 3 days from bite, doesn't seem to get better if I move
See your physician: Spider bites notoriously are slow to heal, and can leave large openings. This is something you need to discuss with your position, and you need to keep it clean and protect against infection ...Read more
Today I knoticed my armpit very itchy and kind of swollen, I thouvht it was a spider bite but its not, and its very irritated. Help?!
Intertrigo: Spider bites are rare, almost unheard of in idaho, and have very different symptoms. Most common cause for itch in axilla is simple intertrigo due to sweating and rubbing. Try antiperspirant (even if it stings), generic otc Clotrimazole or Miconazole cream, and oct hydrocortisone. You can do all 3. ...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 more
I have red itchy what I think is spider bites on my feet? Over the last 3 days they are become more itchy, painful, red, swollen, blistered, have clear liquid coming out and not some look almost flat and purple. Please help identify these. Thank you!
Infection possible: This is something to be evaluated in person. See your podiatrist or dermatologist for help. The fact that they are draining raises the possibility of infection ...Read more
My finger is swollen, like it has a bump, and it's itchy but when I scratch it it burns a lot. I see 2 tiny red dots on it. Did I get a spider bite?
I think so: Well...its hard to tell right now. Spider bites are extremely painful. The spider venue that's injected causes necrosis (kills cells causing them to look black). It can itch. But pain is the number one symptom. Yes it can be red as well. The 2 tiny dots may be the fang injection points. ...Read more
My daughter woke up this a.m. with a painless raised red, itchy, swollen spot on the back of her L. hand. I'm worried this may be a spider bite, help.
Mystery bites: Based on your description, this could be a spider bite (but very unlikely to be a dangerous one), or a bite from insect, flea, etc. Sometimes bumps like this represent skin infections which may NOT come from bites. If it looks bad to you now, have a doc look at it today. If looks okay now but increases in size, develops red streaks toward the wrist, or she gets new symptoms, see a doc right away ...Read more
I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk. I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?
Seek evaluation ASAP: You need evaluation ASAP for your complaints- your MD, a walk in center, or ER if no other option available. Do not delay. ...Read more
What kind of insect or spider bite causes bumps in a cluster that swell and are intensely itchy? It is on my right shoulder.
Rash: Type of spider not important but it may actually be something other than a spider, may be shingles... See a doctor for an exam. ...Read more
I live in ontario woke up with two itchy looks to be spider bites a little red and itchy it's been around 12 hours should I worry? Is it harmless.
What to do if I found a bump this morning, it is itchy but hurts very bad when I touch it or hit it up against something. Could this be a spider bite?
Uncertain: 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
Not likely: Itchy bumps are rarely spider bites which are usually painful. Most likely some other contact allergy. Can call any pest control company for information on reducing spider bite chances. ...Read more
20 bites on my body. They are all red and hard in the center (slightly yellow in the center). Had them for a few days. Itchy. Spider bites?
Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Spiders do not swarm for multiple bites as much as fleas or other insects taht occur more in groups than spiders or bite more than spiders. ...Read more
I have a dime sized spider bite. Red lump white center. It is itchy but not painful. How should I care for it? When should I worry?
See below: Wound care with cleaning with soap and water is sufficient to treat now but watch for redness, increased swelling, warmth, and pain or oozing purulent (pus-like), red streaking away from the area or necrosis (black dead tissue) developing in the center of the wound and spreading out circumferentially, then seek immediate medical care. ...Read more
I had asked a question earlier this week about itchy red spot. Now I think was a brown recluse spider bite?
Brown reculse: Brown recluse spider bites often go unnoticed initially because they are usually painless bites. Occasionally, some minor burning that feels like a bee sting is noticed at the time of the bite. Symptoms usually develop two to eight hours after a bite. Symptoms can include: severe pain at bite site after about 4 hours, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, blistering, necrosis (tissue death). ...Read more
Bite on my cheek leaking some sort of clear substance for hours now and it isn't itchy, is it a spider bite?
No: There are two types of spider bites. First is from a black widow spider. Usually within 15 min you will experience toxic signs like muscle spasms of the stomach, legs, chest and back. Second is the brown recluse spider. This bite leaves the skin grayish and non-healing looking (necrotic). As you don't have any of these signs or symptoms I wouldn't worry about spiders. ...Read more
I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful. Could it be from a spider bite?
Unlikely: Most common lesion on the back as you described is a pimple or sebaceous cyst. Both of which are localized skin infections/inflammations. A spider bite could occur on back but is less likely. A spider bite could get infected or it could cause tissue necrosis as with the brown recluse spider bites. Best to have a doc look at it. ...Read more
Can you get hives from a spider bite? I seem to have broken out in hives all over my body (red itchy bumps) and I found a spider the next day.
Urticaria: Finding a spider probably has nothing to do with your hives, just a coincidence. Urticaria (the medical term for hives) usually is an allergic reaction to something. If you're taking any medications, that might be the cause. See a doctor ASAP to help determine the cause and for treatment to reduce the itching. ...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 a massive spider bite on my eyelid. It's puffy, a little red and very itchy. I'm not positive but I believe a spider bit me.
Staph Infection: There is a world wide epidemic of Staph Infections. Nearly all patients with this infection claim at first that it is a spider bite. You must urgently get to the doctor and get the appropriate testing and treatment. Do not let this get any worse. ...Read more
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
Spider bite on finger at first was itchy& painful at touch now 3 weeks later bullseye effect allergys up shorness of breath viens around bite noticabl?
Something else...: ...Is going on here. Spider bites shouldn't last for 3 weeks unless they get infected (which may have happened) -- but shortness of breath does not fit the picture at all. Do you know for a fact that it was a spider bite? It could have been something else entirely. See your doctor; the shortness of breath alone deserves an examination. ...Read more
Hii doc, I got insect bite mostly spider bites on my both thighs n I got 27 small red circles around bite area. Feeling very itchy. How many days it wi?
Target lesion (s): ...may signal more than an average spider bite, and warrant evaluation/treatment. Sorry we can't comment with greater accuracy without a picture of your "bite areas." ...Read more
I have small itchy stinging bug bites and itchy stinging eyes. I know its not an ant or spider bite. I live in florida. What could've bitten me?
See a dermatologist: You are correct it is not ants or spiders. Maybe it is not bites of any kind. See a skin specialist. ...Read more
I first had what looked like a spider bite on my right flank area. Then a cluster of 4 large itchy bumps appeared on my buttocks and one on my face.?
Unfortunately: Without being able to see the areas in question it will be impossible to accurately diagnose the problem. If they persist you should see a health care professional for direct examination. ...Read more
I have similar to spider bites. I have two on my arm that are itchy and one on my hip that hurts alot, pimple, red, really sore?
Picture: Can you send a picture? Anyone else living in same house, bedroom with bites? ...Read more
I woke up having trouble breathing and saw I had four spider bites on my stomach. I'm itchy, and have abdominal cramps. Do I need a hospital?
Trouble breathing: I wouldn't jump to conclusion that lesions are spider bites unless spider was seen. Bottom line is that if you are having trouble breathing you should be evaluated ASAP. Take care. ...Read more
I have a non raised rash all over my body. Started behind right knee what looked to be a spider bite. Then spread over time. It burns on my face. Itchy?
I have a pimple-like bump on the outside of my vagina- I noticed 5 or so days ago, and I need to know if it may be an STD it's a big red itchy pimple-like bump (possibly a spider bite?) on the right outer area of the vagina "lips." I've only had sex with
Probably not: An std with only one bump, but best to check it with fp or gyn. ...Read more
Itchy red welt, then blister. Most on limbs (67).Now even on lips. Brush teeth, spit blood. Bld n nose. BP? Autoimmune? Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?
May be urgent: If this is just developing at this very minute, you may be in the early stages of a severe allergic reaction ("Steven-Johnson Syndrome") which is a medical emergency. If this is acute, TO IMMEDIATELY TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM. If this is not acute, it still will require careful evaluation. ...Read more
What should I do for a spider bite that still is red & swollen a week later - red area is not large (less than 1cm) - suspect hobo, but not sure.?
See your doctor: If this is a bite from a brown recluse (fiddleback spider) gotten in a corner of your house especially in the basement or attic, then it can cause a progressive, necrotic wound of rather large size. You should get an evaluation as soon as possible to treat this and prevent spread. ...Read more
Antibiotics: How long you have had the swelling and how painful and how swollen the bite is will determine whether topical or oral antibiotics make the most sense. Spider bites are notorious for getting infected. If you feel this is the case or you are not sure, see your doctor. ...Read more