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Doctor insights on: Spider Bites That Turn Purple

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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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My bf has a spider bite on the back of his leg that's about the size of a quarter it was red at first but now it is dark redish purple is this serious?

My bf has a spider bite on the back of his leg that's about the size of a quarter it was red at first but now it is dark redish purple is this serious?

Possible necrosis: This sounds like the bite may be becoming necrotic. A brown recluse bite frequently acts like this. Your bf should see a physician as he may need to have this area debrided and or may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long and what are the signs that a spider bite is properly healing? I am in antibiotic for it now. It's still purple and puss

How long and what are the signs that a spider bite is properly healing? I am in antibiotic for it now. It's still purple and puss

Paaaaaaarrrrtyyyyy!!: Purple is not on the list of normal skin colors on this planet and pus is normal only if you are a bunch of bacteria having a party on flesh. That means either you're a party-goer from Pluto or you need to get that seen by a doc ASAP. Here on earth, that purple color may mean trouble, so head for a doctor on the double. Your antibiotic ain't workin'--so them bugs have a head start on the party. ...Read more

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A day ago I found a large spider bite on my breast, there's a decent sized hole in the middle, surrounded by a purple ring, is that normal?

No: Need wound evaluation and culture of any fluid in hole. Could be MRSA and not a spider bite. Any urgent care can evaluate if you can't see your primary care provider in the next 24 hrs. ...Read more

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I think I have a spider bite of my left breast. I've had it about a week. Starting to look purple.

I think I have a spider bite of my left breast. I've had it about a week. Starting to look purple.

See a doctor: Likely just a bruise from the bite and blood pooling under surface, but if the area of selling is getting bigger, go see a doc to make sure you don't have an abscess that needs drainage ...Read more

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Bug bite on leg was itchy, grew and is now a round purple bruise on my leg - assuming it is a spider bite but do I need to treat or will it go away?

Bug bite on leg was itchy, grew and is now a round purple bruise on my leg - assuming it is a spider bite but do I need to treat or will it go away?

Get checked: May be just as you suspect, but maybe not. Best to get it checked by your MD or Dermatologist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Spider bite on face? Was red, then dark purple, began hurting, and now my jaw underneath it is swollen&painful, & it's hard to breathe. What do I do?

Spider bite on face? Was red, then dark purple, began hurting, and now my jaw underneath it is swollen&painful, & it's hard to breathe. What do I do?

Time to call 911: Any person with a bug bite on the face and then trouble breathing should call 911 for the ambulance. The paramedics will have an Epipen (epinephrine) and other medications to help counteract the possible allergic reaction. The doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to decide if it indeed is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I read your answer about a small white bump on a real spider bite being an entry site for the venom. Do you know what type of spider this could be? I have the bite and had fevery and nausea last night and black bruise looking/now purple underneath. I've al

Where do you live?: Brown recluse spiders are found in central and southwest states. Their bites are quite rare, usually painful, forming ulcers. Unless you saw the spider, felt the bite, and took the spider to an expert, assume it is something else. Black widow bites are even more rare. See a DR to find out what you have instead of spider bite. ...Read more

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Got a pus filled blister which broke open & bled a lot. The skin around it is very red and tinged purple and hard lump underneath. Spider bite?

Got a pus filled blister which broke open & bled a lot. The skin around it is very red and tinged purple and hard lump underneath. Spider bite?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...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?

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 kind of spider bites should I be concerned about?

In US - 2 of: Significance are black widow & brown recluse. ...Read more

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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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Why do spider bites get warm?

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

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Why do spider bites make your skin so hot?

Why do spider bites make your skin so hot?

Inflammation: Chemicals from the bite irritate the skin and blood vessels and cause an irritation ti the nerve fibers causing swelling het and possible hemorrhage in the skin. Bites can also become infected. ...Read more

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How do I treat non-poisonous spider bites?

Basic wound care: Treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetnus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. ...Read more

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Does clear fluid come out of spider bites?

Blister could occur: But frankly, it can be hard to know it is a spider bite without seeing the spider. 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 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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Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

Not many: Brown recluse spiders are mostly in the midwest, usually in basements and hidden areas. They are not aggressive but will bite if disturbed. Most spider bites are by other species. Look for the fiddle pattern on the spider. Bites are rare but need serious attention as they lead to a persistent necrosis which can last for months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to all spider bites?

Spider bites: Rather stings, usually cause a toxic reaction not an allergic reaction, not all venoms are alike, need to call poison control center case it happens, God forbids, or go to ER ...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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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 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

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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 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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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