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Spider bite and blister, is it okay?

Spider bite and blister, is it okay?

Small blister is: Likely ok. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have 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

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Do spider bites blister?

Do spider bites blister?

Yes, that can: Sometimes occur with both venomous and non-venous spiders. ...Read more

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Do non-spider bites blister?

Do non-spider bites blister?

Some do: A classic example is a tropical fire ant bite which develops into an aseptic pustule. ...Read more

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Is it ok to pop a spider bite blister?

Is it ok to pop a spider bite blister?

Recommend against it: Breaking open the blister will create a portal for infection. ...Read more

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Can spider bites get little blisters with clear fluid?

Natural Process: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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Is lancing a spider bite blister a good idea?

Is lancing a spider bite blister a good idea?

No: The reason is that once the skin is broken this acts as a portal for infection. ...Read more

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Will popping a spider bite blister make it worse?

Blister: If a blister is sterile, it does not need to be popped and may actually act as a barrier to infection. If their is surounding redness or tenderness, pop the blister, clean with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. See a doctor for signs of worsening tenderness redness or swelling. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

See below : The brown recluse (loxoceles reclusa) is the most likely one in the us to cause symptoms that are like the flu, but black widow can cause some strange symptoms too. ...Read more

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It's been two days. Still swollen. Do I pop a spider bite blister? It is small red is going away not a brown recluse.

It's been two days. Still swollen. Do I pop a spider bite blister? It is small red is going away not a brown recluse.

No: See you doctor for an evaluation and if an i & d ( incision and drainage) is needed, the doctor could do this with sterile technique and place you on meds if needed. ...Read more

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