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Spider Bites On Eyelid
Pain, swelling: This depends on the type of spider but most spider bites are ordinary house type and there is a small amount of local pain, itching, swelling and redness. It this was a brown recluse spider, really unusual as it tends to hide in house corners and is more likely to bite some other part of your body, but if it occurs, then you should get to an er or an ophthalmologist pronto. ...Read more
I have a massive spider bite on my eyelid. It's puffy, a little red and very itchy. I'm not positive but I believe a spider bit me.
Staph Infection: There is a world wide epidemic of Staph Infections. Nearly all patients with this infection claim at first that it is a spider bite. You must urgently get to the doctor and get the appropriate testing and treatment. Do not let this get any worse. ...Read more
Right after the spider bites that made my eyelid swell I've been experiencing cloudiness in that eye, like a large "floater" that is very obvious.?
See below: If you we're bitten by a spider and you eye swelled up along with any of these symptoms: facial, lip, tongue, mouth swelling or breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, fainting, dizziness -get seen asap (911). If you eye is just swollen and you see "floaters" it mat be due to local swelling or another coincidental process going on at the same time. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more
I am 8 weeks pregnant, I've had a rash on my neck for a week now. At first I thought it was a spider bite but now my eyelids are red, rashy and itchy?
I keep getting spider bites. Noone else in my family does. Yesterday I was bitten on my eyelid. It's been happening for years now. Then a couple weeks after the first bite I started getting these rashes where I got the first bite. The rashes come and go, t
I suspect that these: Lesions may not be spider bits. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I was bit by a spider on my right eye lid Tuesday night. Now it is swollen shut and I'm experiencing migranes. Note that I'm allergic to spider bites.
Go to ER: Swollen shut eye (s) shouldn't be taken lightly, let alone the spider bite/spider bite reaction, good luck ...Read more
My top eyelid is swollen, and I think it's a spider bite, I've been icing it and taking ib profine, but the swelling won't go down, what's wrong.
NOT SPIDER: Easy to know what it is not. To identify what it might be and how to treat it, see a Dr. ...Read more
Yes it can: Try ice packs and over the counter steroid cream. If this worsens, see an eye doc or go the the er. ...Read more
Just like swelling: From sprained ankle, ice for first24-48 hours. Watch for infection, hot and painful to touch! ...Read more
See your eye dr: Spider bites can cause pretty sever localized allergic reactions and on few occasions infections. Otc Claritin (loratadine) or other antihistamines may help, but you can also see you ophthalmologist who can give you drops or ointments that will help you to feel better quicker, as well as make sure there is no infection. ...Read more
Not a spider: Unless you took the spider to an expert for identification, assume it is something else. Find a better dr. A spider bite on eyelid will cause a huge reaction but is extremely rare. ...Read more
WHY???: Why do you believe you have a spider bite???? These are rare, and never seen on the face. So you have something else. Better see a dermatologist or at least see some Dr. Read Wikipedia on spider bites. ...Read more
My bulls-eye rash was mistaken for a spider bite about a year ago, is this a common mistake? I just now finally got diagnosed with lyme...
Rash: This rash is characteristic of lymes disease. Treatment antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more
Rapid Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Not usually - but: Possible if allergic. A black widow bite can cause pain that spreads to chest, abdomen or back which may be associated with abdominal cramping. There may be intense sweating near the wound or involving an effected extremity. Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, a mild reaction, an immediate or a delayed reaction. With a significant reaction a which blister appears after bit. The > ...Read more
No: If they are true spider bites, they require serious attention. If you did not see ; feel the spider it was something else. Sometimes minor irritations or insect bites are casually passed of as spider bites without any knowledge of this subject. I urge you to look up spider bites according to the area of the earth and the species of spiders. If you are in the netherlands, there are no spiders that. ...Read more
In US - 2 of: Significance are black widow & brown recluse. ...Read more
Bite marks and venom: Spider bites have typically one site of envenomation and most pit vipers have two injection sites. The kind of venom and its potential effects are extremely variable and depend on the animal, where the bite occurred, the size of the person, the amount of venom injected and other factors. ...Read more
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
Sometimes: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read more
Only if infected.: Antibiotics should do nothing for a spider bite unless of course it is infected. This is not common, but can happen. I suppose that if you had a spider bite and you took anything and the bite regressed as it was won't to do, you could attribute succes to the ingested agent. ...Read more
Insect bites: Bed bug bites will be multiple and all over your body whereas a spider bite is usually a single bite with a much larger initial puncture site and significant redness and swelling above and beyond a bed bug bite. ...Read more
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff. ...Read more