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This morning I noticed 2 purple spider bites with a tiny bruise and very small red bump. there has been no pain and I feel fine, it is now 11:00 pm.

This morning I noticed 2 purple spider bites with a tiny bruise and very small red bump. there has been no pain and I feel fine, it is now 11:00 pm.

Spider bites?: Unless you saw the spiders in the act - these lesions may not be from spider bites. Not sure what your question is. If you are worried - would show these lesions to your parents. However, if you remain symptom free- would not fret. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a red bump pimple be a recluse spider bite?

Please tell me, could a red bump pimple be a recluse spider bite?

Doubtful: If very early in its course, it's possible. If you have reason to believe it could be, seek treatment from your pcm early so that appropriate referral can be made if necessary. Recluse bites do better if aggressively treated up front with antibiotics and even surgery if serious enough. ...Read more

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I got a spider bite on the neck, it's a red bump size of a dime or smaller iches all around it should I be worried?

I got a spider bite on the neck, it's a  red bump size of a dime or smaller iches all around it should I be worried?

Usually a boil: "spider bites" aren't usually spider bites, they're abscesses (boils), often caused by staph aureus, usually mrsa. They can sometimes be treated with antibiotics if they're started very early (before they become filled with pus). More often they require drainage. ...Read more

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I woke up with stinging feeling on my back it stayed stinging for long time so i look to see a red bump pimple or spider bite???

I woke up with stinging feeling on my back it stayed stinging for long time so i look to see a red bump pimple or spider bite???

Shingles: You did not give your age or a pic of the rash. The commonest rash that is very painful and may occur on your back is shingles. Insect bites and spider bites usually occur on the exposed part of the body like arms and legs, not on the back ...Read more

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Swollen very painful red bump, getting worse throughout the day. is it a spider bite or an ingrown hair? No open sores or anything either just a large

Swollen very painful red bump, getting worse throughout the day. is it a spider bite or an ingrown hair? No open sores or anything either just a large

Difficult to say on: this forum. This sounds like an infection; I would recommend you apply warm compresses and have it looked at by your doctor. It may have started as a bite or an ingrown hair, but now seems to be infected and may need treatment prescribed. If you are a Health Tap Prime member, you can also consider starting with a consult with one of us there. ...Read more

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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

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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I keep having red bumps/welts popping up mainly on my butt area.I Think its spider bites because i keep seeing spiders in my home but im not sure HELP?

Really impossible: to tell what they are without seeing, but doubt they are spider bites. You need to have them seen to get the proper diagnoses and treatment. Do they itch of hurt? If your scratch them a lot they could easily get infected. ...Read more

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Large red bumps on my neck and stomach that itch terribly. Thinking spider bites or allergic reaction. Am I on the right track here?

Large red bumps on my neck and stomach that itch terribly. Thinking spider bites or allergic reaction. Am I on the right track here?

Hives: You are on the right track. It could be from a variety of causes. It could be spider, insect related. Other possibilities include allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, food reaction, and drug or medication reaction. Some people get urticaria of uncertain cause(idiopathic). A lot depends on exactly what the rash looks like, so best option is to see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I think I might have some kind of bug bite or spider bite. there is a white bump in the middle and its swollen and red around kinda oblong shape?

I think I might have some kind of bug bite or spider bite. there is a white bump in the middle and its swollen and red around kinda oblong shape?

Infection: Sounds like a skin infection (abscess) if there is white in the middle and it is swollen and red. You likely need to see a physician in person so they can examine, and possibly drain the infection. You also might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

"Bump": It would help to know exactly where the bump is on the back of your leg. Is it behind the knee? If so it may be a Baker's cyst. On the calf..and we need to think about a clot deep in the veins. Anywhere else and the chances of a spider or insect bite go way up. If so watch for signs of continued infection and see your doctor for further analysis. ...Read more

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Can you get hives from a spider bite? I seem to have broken out in hives all over my body (red itchy bumps) and i found a spider the next day.

Can you get hives from a spider bite? I seem to have broken out in hives all over my body (red itchy bumps) and i found a spider the next day.

Urticaria: Finding a spider probably has nothing to do with your hives, just a coincidence. Urticaria (the medical term for hives) usually is an allergic reaction to something. If you're taking any medications, that might be the cause. See a doctor ASAP to help determine the cause and for treatment to reduce the itching. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

Likely.: Have 2 random red bumps on a leg could easily indicate something as common a bug bite. If it is tender or starting to extend the red discoloration beyond where it is currently, you may want to see a doctor to consider possibly infection post bite. Otherwise, if it is simply itchy and inflamed, use a topical Hydrocortisone over-the-counter product. ...Read more

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My finger is swollen, like it has a bump, and it's itchy but when I scratch it it burns a lot. I see 2 tiny red dots on it. Did I get a spider bite?

I think so: Well...its hard to tell right now. Spider bites are extremely painful. The spider venue thats injected causes necrosis (kills cells causing them to look black). It can itch..but pain is the number one symptom. Yes it can be red as well. The 2 tiny dots may be the fang injection points. ...Read more

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I've been feeling unwell and just noticed a sore red/purpleish hard bump on my leg with a raised red ring around it. could this be a spider bite?

I've been feeling unwell and just noticed a sore red/purpleish hard bump on my leg with a raised red ring around it. could this be a spider bite?

May be a cellulitis: It is hard to tell without a picture. If it is tender, with redness and feels warmer than the same area on the other leg, then it may be a cellulitis and may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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A red bump with hardness underneath and red/black head and redness area.. Does that sound like a spider bit? Located on thigh

A red bump with hardness underneath and red/black head and redness area.. Does that sound like a spider bit? Located on thigh

Skin infection: did you actually see a spider bite you? If not, the bump you describe is likely an abscess. In any event, it should be evaluated by a physician to determine the appropriate course of treatment (I & D +/- antibiotics). ...Read more

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Hii doc,i got insect bite mostly spider bites on my both thighs n i got 27 small red circles around bite area..feeling very itchy..how many days it wi?

Hii doc,i got insect bite mostly spider bites on my both thighs n i got 27 small red circles around bite area..feeling very itchy..how many days it wi?

Target lesion(s): ...may signal more than an average spider bite, and warrant evaluation/treatment. Sorry we can't comment with greater accuracy without a picture of your "bite areas." ...Read more

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It looks like littke red pimples and they are only on her left thigh and 1 is on her cheek. Look like they could be small spider bites there's bout 7?

It looks like littke red pimples and they are only on her left thigh and 1 is on her cheek. Look like they could be small spider bites there's bout 7?

Shingles: This is possibly a shingles( herpes zoster virus) infection especially if there was some ache in that buttock or thigh a few days before the appearance of the rash. Insect bites are a possibility also. Since shingles is treatable I recommend that a physician or dermatologist examine her for diagnosis and treatment,if necessary. ...Read more

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Spider/Insect bite on inner arm that hasn't healed. No fever or appetite loss, or anything, but a big red bump still. How long should it take to heal?

Spider/Insect bite on inner arm that hasn't healed. No fever or appetite loss, or anything, but a big red bump still. How long should it take to heal?

5-10 days: Most insect bites completely heal in days. Chigger bites may take more than 2 weeks to resolve. Reasons to see a doctor would be ulceration, significant pain, drainage from the bite site or fever ...Read more

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How can I tell if my itchy bumps are spider bites and what can I do to prevent spider bites?

How can I tell if my itchy bumps are spider bites and what can I do to prevent spider bites?

Not likely : Itchy bumps are rarely spider bites which are usually painful. Most likely some other contact allergy. Can call any pest control company for information on reducing spider bite chances. ...Read more

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I got bit by something 2 days ago which left a small red bump. Yesterday it had a whitehead on it that resembled a pimple. It doesn't itch at all. How can I identify what bit me and if I should seek medical attention or not?

I got bit by something 2 days ago which left a small red bump. Yesterday it had a whitehead on it that resembled a pimple. It doesn't itch at all. How can I identify what bit me and if I should seek medical attention or not?

Observe pimple. Dont: pop it. If the redness/ soreness continues to grow, seek medical attention. Watch for systemic signs of illness like fever,chills,nausea/vomiting,spreading rash. All bad signs and must see doc. Otherwise,sometimes a pimple is just a pimple. ...Read more

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For 3 days now, having itching feet,hands,other parts of my body, living small red bump as if bitten by mosquito.more in morning after shower.problem?

For 3 days now, having itching feet,hands,other parts of my body, living small red bump as if bitten by mosquito.more in morning after shower.problem?

Pruritis: "Pruritis" or itching has many causes, the first being dry skin - be sure you are hydrated and your skin is not dry. Increased itching in the hands/feet especially after a shower may indicate a problem with your liver or hematologic system. ...Read more