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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?

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

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My wife was bitten by some sort of insect. It appears to be a spider bite. Red cellulitis that is spreading, center is open draining. What antibiotic?

My wife was bitten by some sort of insect. It appears to be a spider bite. Red cellulitis that is spreading, center is open draining. What antibiotic?

See your doctor: Skin infections are most commonly caused by S. aureus or "staph." The resistant form is known as MRSA. Antibiotic choice depends on the patient's other medical problems but Cephalexin is a common choice for the non-resistant form and Doxycycline and Linezolid are the most effective oral antibiotics for MRSA. Your provider can culture the wound to tailor antibiotics specifically to the infection. ...Read more

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If a spider bite has red lines coming off of it?

If a spider bite has red lines coming off of it?

That may be a: sign of infection. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, 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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Suspected spider bite with red lines coming out of it . Should I be concerned or go to dr?

Suspected spider bite with red lines coming out of it . Should I be concerned or go to dr?

ER/UC: This sounds like an infected bite. Without an exaam or photo, I suggest and immediate ER or urgent care evaluation. ...Read more

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I think my daughter has a spider bite, It's red & hard! When I touched it I can feel the heat from it.. Should I take her to the ER or wait to see dr?

I think my daughter has a spider bite, It's red & hard! When I touched it I can feel the heat from it.. Should I take her to the ER or wait to see dr?

Insect bite: A spider bite is the most irritating to the skin. The saliva from the spider causes redness, swelling and induration(hard lump) under skin. oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 to 6 hours will help with reaction. Putting in a cool compress over spider bite for 10 minutes every hour while awake will help. Antibiotic ointment. if redness is getting larger or she has a fever, take her to ER or appt.Dr's office. ...Read more

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Complain from spider bite at thighwith redness and hotness at bite area;leading to face swilling ;can do lactate my baby?

Complain from spider bite  at thighwith redness and hotness at bite area;leading to face swilling ;can do lactate my baby?

Go see ur Family Doc: I will defer to my more learned colleagues as to whether you should lactate your infant or not in your current situation. However, I'm more concerned that you haven't been evaluated & treated for possible cellulitis (some antibiotics should not be taken when lactating). So my priority is to urge you to get seen now. ...Read more

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How do i know if i have a spider bite? it's a red oval with a darker red dot in the middle. it's painful all the time and hot to the touch.

See your doctor.: Whether it's a spider bite or not, the tenderness and redness suggest that you may have some infection there which may need to be treated. I would see your doctor ASAP or go to an urgent care center or an emergency room.Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

Probably Not: You may have an allergic reaction or results of the bite and if it is only a little itchy and not severe then you'll probably be fine. You can treat with otc. If it gets worse or you develop fever or difficulty breathing, then you will need to see the doctors. ...Read more

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