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Spider Bite With Red Ring Around It
Hello, I have a huge bite on my arm that seems like a spider bite , it has a red ring around it , and a tiny hole in the center. Can u tell me what to do ?
See a doctor!: Painful insect bites deserve attention because they can be infected - red, warm, tender. This is even more important with possible spider bites as the infection can lead to tissue necrosis. Please see a doctor ASAP. An ER visit may not be necessary. An urgent care center or virtual consult may suffice. You will likely receive an antibiotic, anti-inflammatories, and lots of reassurance. Good luck! ...Read more
Observe act if need: Spider bites can often become infected. First i would recommend that you put tea tree oil or vinegar on it and keep the area clean. If the redness starts to fade then you can just watch it. If it grows larger then i would have it checked for possible need of antibiotics. If the spider was seen and you know it was not a brown recluse or black widow then just observe. ...Read more
I have a white blister with a red ring and swelling around it on my right hand. I think it's a spider bite but didn't see a spider. Should I worry?
Lesion: Although you think it is a spider bite and on your hand it could be. Have you been in a basement, barn or some place dark when you could have been bit? One of the most common problems to be mistaken as a bite is a Staph abscess. Make sure you see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Spider bite on face. Swelling. Redness. Pain. Hardness. Have taken Sandoz-azithromy..no difference. ??Declophenac 50mg tdi?? Anything else??
My daughter just came back from haiti..She has a 1" radius of redness with a black center? Is this a spider bite? She is having pain with it.
Hard to say : Since haiti is a semitropical country, and other exotic diseases exist ther that may not exist in the usa, this is hard to say. It is possible that this could be a "necrotic bite" but this could be due to other things beside a spider. Eitherway, i would get her seen by her doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up this morning with two puncture holes in the top of my hand with a little redness around them. Could this be a spider bite?
Pain, swelling and redness of big toe. Was diagnosis w/ spider bite on big toe, no visible mark & nail didn't grow for a year after. Could it have been gout?
How do you know if you got a spider bite vs. Something else like an ingrown hair or other irritation? My husband got a red bump on his stomach with redness surrounding it. After a few days it is barely starting to look better. If it was/is a spider bite
Hello. : Hello. Many spider bites cause no significant health problems. I don't know if he had a spider bite. Some spider bites have a black eschar (scab) in the middle and the skin around it is lighter colored (necrotic tissue). I am answering this six days after it was written, so hopefully it has healed by now. If it is red, hot, tender, swollen or purulent this many days out, then he may have an infection that would benefit from evaluation. ...Read more
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