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Spider Bite Under Arm
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
Yes: Some spider bites are painful and can be dangerous. In many parts of america the brown recluse (fiddle back) and black widow spiders are found. Both can give a nasty bite. I have seen many brown recluse bites that look bruised to the patient but the tissues are much worse off that just bruised. Spider bites can cause the tissue to break down and even large areas of skin and muscle can be lost. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful, swollen bump on back of leg (profile pic). Major swelling under skin. Bug bite? Spider? Tick? How should I go about treating it? Thanks!
See your doc: Consultants on this public site do not have access to profile uploads.To us you are a 29 yo female,period. Your description provides enough information that your issue deserves a consultation with your doc who can see the problem and review your history. Good luck.There is an affiliated site,Healthtap Prime, where an accepting physician could review your case, but that paid site differs ...Read more
Agree w info in : Earlier answer but brown recluses can also cause systemic symptoms. When i was bit - had generalized, significant muscle ; joint pain, fever, weakness, marked extremity swelling and tissue that died rapidly ending with a significant sized ulcer. I was acutely ill for almost a week. Never want to go through that again. Luckily, I have no personal experiences to report with black widow spiders (:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can be: A bite from a tick that transmit diseases like lyme disease can present with a surrounding red ring that spreads out from the bite site. This is called erythema migrans and is the cardinal sign of a lyme disease infection. But there are other reasons why redness could present around stick bite site. The important point here is to be seen by a physician for evaluation and treatment as needed. ...Read more
Infected hand: Insect bite can be infected with routine skin bacteria however more exotic microrgansms are possible. Damage from the bug bite itself may be mistaken for an infection when in fact it is actually skin necrosis or an allergic reaction. Make sure it doesn resemble a recluse spider bite or something similar, get evaluated medically, your pcp or the er is a good starting point and/or see a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on the stage and severity of the bite. See http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/page11_em.Htm for pictures of the most severe bites and the spider and it's range. Please note that most bites do not reach these last stages! ...Read more
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