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Doctor insights on: Spider Bites On Scalp

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What does a spider bite looks like on scalp?

What does a spider bite looks like on scalp?

Depends: On the type of spider, and ther are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Spider bite lesions: Have extremely variable presentations. There isn't a way to tell you if the swelling is related to a spider bite. Dermatological evaluation may help to determine the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to heal spider bites?

How to heal spider bites?

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

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Can you die from spider bites?

Can you die from spider bites?

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

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Is stingose good for spider bites?

Is stingose good for spider bites?

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

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What are the differences between viper and spider bites?

What are the differences between viper and spider bites?

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

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Help! Could spider bites cause fever?

Help! Could spider bites cause fever?

Yes, venomous spider: Bites may cause fever. 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

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Spider bites that cause a infection?

Spider bites that cause a infection?

Yes they can: Any bite to the skin can get secondarily infected. Best not to scratch the bite and use a topical antibiotic for a few days. See your doctor if the bite is getting more red, swollen, and painful. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of spider bites fast?

Spider bites: 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. Cleanse site with soap & water. Remove jewelry. Can use Benadryl for itching, Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and cool compresses. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it > ...Read more

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Do spider bites get white heads on them?

Do spider bites get white heads on them?

Spider bite: No, they are not whiteheads. The small bump on a real spider bite is the entry site for the spider venom. Sometimes the site with have a small amount of tissue death called necrosis or just have to heal as a puncture. ...Read more

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What spider bites and injects clear fluid?

Not aware of a: Spider that does this - are you referring to blistering? ...Read more

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Is it possible to get spider bites on your breasts?

Is it possible to get spider bites on your breasts?

Yes: Yes, if they are exposed especially when sleeping at night semi or unclothed. ...Read more

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Can spider bites on a finger spread to other fingers?

Can spider bites on a finger spread to other fingers?

Swelling could: Spread. 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.
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Why do I have itchy spider bites what can I do to make the itching stop?

Bounce: Put lot of bounces in house spiders gone, take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) may be steroids for 7 days., next time put nickel coin on bite it works. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

No: A baseball size swelling is quite large, and indicative of something significant going on. Seek a consultation with your pcp or a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a mosquito bite look like and how is it different from spider bites?

What does a mosquito bite look like and how is it different from spider bites?

Depends: There are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. Mosquito bites-one puncture. ...Read more

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How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

Varies: Although serious, a black widow bite is rarely lethal. Spider has red hourglass marking on its belly. Bite like a pinprick. Many times not noticed at first slight swelling and faint red marks, in few hours, intense pain and stiffness begin. Other signs and symptoms include: chills, fever, nausea and vomiting and severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What type of insect or spider bites you and leaves a burning sensation at the bite?

Many: Any insect toxin which will set up an inflammation can do this. See the following for information: << http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/ss/slideshow-bad-bugs? Ecd=wnl_aaa_060412. ...Read more

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I have a couple lumps under my skin, I'm not sure if they're spider bites or if I should be more concerned.

I have a couple lumps under my skin, I'm not sure if they're spider bites or if I should be more concerned.

It is almost: Impossible to diagnose complaints of this nature over the internet without being able to see and feel the areas in question. If this is concerning to you, you will need to see a health care professional who can fully evaluate the area of concern. ...Read more

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I got 6 spider bites in my sleep one week ago they still itch I am becoming worried. I thought they were mesquiro bites at first. What do I do?

I got 6 spider bites in my sleep one week ago they still itch I am becoming worried. I thought they were mesquiro bites at first. What do I do?

Control the itch!: Most spider bites cause inflammation and itching. When you scratch, more histamine is released, and ultimately, more itching ensues. If the bites are growing, becoming warm and painful or draining white liquid - you need evaluation for cellulitis. Otherwise, you can use OTC hydrocortisone cream, antihistamines (diphenhydramine or cetirizine) and ice packs for management. ...Read more

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What happens if a spider bites your eyelid

What happens if a spider bites your 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

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Antibotic prescibed by doctor's for spider bites?

One that generally: Covers staph. Generally these are zyvox, doxycycline, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clindamycin. You have to worry about MRSA infection. Also check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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Does spider bites spread?

Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread. ...Read more

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What to do for spider bites that hurt?

What to do for spider bites that hurt?

Medical attention: If the spider bite is from a brown recluse it could evolve into a nasty skin reaction with necrosis and pain --- may need antibiotics and/or steroids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the effects of spider bites?

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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Does all spider bites have a halo around it?

Halo Insect Bites: Insect bites may be grouped, raised (papular), hive-like (urticarial) and have a surrounding halo. Occasionally a central depression, or punctum, can be seen. Almost any insect can cause a halo insect bite depending on the person. ...Read more