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Spider Bite Scars
Can a spider bite sting and leave a scar after it is healed? It's a purple scar that tingles in the spider bite scar then stings all up my leg
I have one spider bite, on each side of my face, one has already popped and the other hurts and I don't want them to scar. What should I do?
What does a spider bite look like? Its was a little bigger then a quarter and left a scar after it stopped itching and I have a few on my legs
Let me help you: Brown recluse spiders are only found in the southeast United States. There are several other species of recluse spider that are similar but less studied than the brown recluse. Brown recluse spiders are often described as having a violin-shaped mark on the back of their midsections, but that mark can be inconsistent. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a scar from a spider bite from when I was a kid? The scar left is in the middle of my forehead and depressed.
Consultation: You may want to consult with a plastic surgeon on this. S/he can look at the scar and offer opinions or suggestions about it. ...Read more
Variable: 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, chills hives, weakness, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
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No: Spider bites for the majority of the time will heal on their own. If you open the wound, you can introduce infection. ...Read more
Depends what is: Going on. Most are like other insect bites. Irritation pain swelling and pain. Most heal without problems. Others become infected requiring wound care and antibiotics. Wash with soap and water. Keep clean and observe. Take benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed. If things worsen to ER to see a doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more
A pink or red dot.: 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
Possible spider bite: 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
Spider bite: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911.Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, . ...Read more
Let me explain:
Mild stinging sensation when bitten.
Slight swelling around one or two small bite marks
dull, numbing pain progressing from the bite site to your abdomen and back withen one hour.
Severe cramping or rigidity in your abdominal muscles.
Generalized, severe pain in your muscles and joints, abdomen or back
nausea and vomiting
restlessness and anxiety. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Brown Recluse Spider: When bitten by a brown recluse spider there often is no pain initially. A blister develops with swelling. It then enlarges, hardens ; becomes red. This develops into an ulcer. Other symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, joint pain, fevers, chills and possibly a rash over the body with small red to purple dots. ...Read more