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Spider Bite Red Swollen Hard
Unsure: A red line on your leg can be due to a number of things, not just a spider bite. Spider bites generally will cause a solitary papule or pustule, with local redness and sometimes a puncture marking or two. Itching and burning are common complaints. Tenderness is common as well. When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more
Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more
Many-see below ex.: The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas, and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain. All will leave a punctae-hole in the skin. Spiders may leave 2 holes. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: It is probably better if you go to a physian and have them do it for you if indicated because they can get a culture of it so that you ultimately know the causative organism, and obtain culture and sensitivities which will tell us what antibiotics it would be susceptible to for treatment. ...Read more
2yr old with insect/spider bite on cheek. Noticed bite yesterday, red spot like a pimple. tonight we noticed faint red lines 'spidering' away from it?
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Mosquito bite: No most likely just a good (or bad) reaction. Send pictures. ...Read more
Uncertain: Sometimes a spider bite can have that appearance. Can consider dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan if concerned. Take care. ...Read more
Yesterday noticed red tender bump on thigh,no itch. today has bullseye appearance whole thing quarter sized. thought pimple first. no known tick bite.
Rash bulls eye: Have your doctor check it out. Take a picture of it for the record.' It may look different when you get in to see the doctor. Should be checked for Lyme's disease with Lyme titers ...Read more
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection that should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
12 big red bites on my upper legs, back they itch and swollen. Looks like a yellow pimple inside Could it be mosquito bite,I had staph infection 2011?
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