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What do spider bites look like?

What do spider bites look like?

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, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly >. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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How do spider bites on humans look like?

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, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...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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What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

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

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What bed bug bites look like and how are they different from spider bites?

What bed bug bites look like and how are they different from spider bites?

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

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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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My 14 mo. Old has 4 small boils on arm and legs They look like spider bites but I know they arent. How can doc check for msra? 102 fever 1 week ago.

My 14 mo. Old has 4 small boils on arm and legs They look like spider bites but I know they arent. How can doc check for msra? 102 fever 1 week ago.

Assume they are: I seldom went to the added expense of sending a sample to the lab. The frequency of MRSA in small to large abscesses exceeds 60-70% in outpatients. It is not the new bogeyman, although you wouldn't know it from all the news stories. There are multiple meds that easily kill the germ. Big ones often need to be drained to heal. Fever a week ago is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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Boils that appeared to be spider bites but now oozing and spreading with what looks to be like thread like substance sqeezing out of wound. What is it?

Boils that appeared to be spider bites but now oozing and spreading with what looks to be like thread like substance sqeezing out of wound. What is it?

Get Immediate Care: You could be having what is known as mrsa. It frequently looks like a spider bite and left untreated can spread through your blood stream quickly and become life-threatening. There are antibiotics that can treat it and you need to be on them immediately. ...Read more

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My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

RASH IN ARMPITS: Without seeing the rash, it's difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. This sounds like a rash due to either a new sweater or blouse, or an underarm deodorant or a new soap, or new laundry detergent. Warm water compresses, a mild cleanser like cetaphil, and an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream, twice daily might giver some relief. If no better, have her examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the big deal about spider bites?

What's the big deal about spider bites?

According to who?: Not sure what or who's big deal your referring to. Some spiders have venom and their bites can cause infection and severe inflammation. Most spiders are non venomous. ...Read more

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What kinds of spider bites can cause problems?

What kinds of spider bites can cause problems?

Spider bites that: Cause cramping of muscles in the area of the bite, generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing & tremor (black widow). Or The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat & muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle & joint > ...Read more

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Could you get sick from too many spider bites?

Could you get sick from too many spider bites?

Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spider bites and are they dangerous?

What are the symptoms of spider bites and are they dangerous?

Depends: This depends on the type of spider bite and ranges from simple wound care and cleaning to Antivenin administration for latrodectus (black widow) bites to surgical debridement for an extending severely necrotic loxoceles) recluse genus) bite. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of spider bites and what can be done for them?

What are symptoms of spider bites and what can be done for them?

Depends: This depends on the type of spider bite and ranges from simple wound care and cleaning to Antivenin administration for latrodectus (black widow) bites to surgical debridement for an extending severely necrotic loxoceles) recluse genus) bite. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to have problems from spider bites?

Not common...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the brown recluse (causes delayed local tissue destruction). These bites are relatively rare. Most "spider bites" can be treated with ice, rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. Sometimes an anti-histamine or topical steroid can also be helpful for symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do spider bites get warm?

Why do spider bites get warm?

Spider bites: Inflammation or infection can both lead to heat. ...Read more

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What can I do for itching from spider bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: Usually works well. In sever reactions, an anti-histamine/benadryl will help. ...Read more

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Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

That and others: 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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Is it possible for you to bleed a little when a spider bites?

Is it possible for you to bleed a little when a spider bites?

Not a spider: A spider bite does not "bleed a little", it hurts like hell. Unless you saw the spider, felt a sudden pain, took the spider to an expert, it was not a spider. Spider bites are rare. This was something else. ...Read more

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I am allergic to spider bites and I need help after being bitten?

Infection: Unless you were bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, the major problem you may face is a secondary infection (often staph) from the spider bite. If the bite area is spreading and getting painful, see your doctor asap ...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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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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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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Do spider bites make your eyes swell?

Could: That could certainly happen especially if you get bitten near the eye. ...Read more

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How are bedbug bites and spider bites different?

Bed bugs vs spiders: 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, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to >. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more