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Is a spider nevus just a spider-shaped mole?

Is a spider nevus just a spider-shaped mole?

No, not a mole: A spider nevus is a group of tiny blood vessels under the skin. The blood vessels look like they radiate from a center spot, seeming like the legs of a spider. A dermatologist can remove it with a laser. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

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Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

No: Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background. These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge as we grow, but almost never transform into skin cancer. ...Read more

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Worried about spider bite brown recluse spider bite pictures appreciated?

Worried about spider bite brown recluse spider bite pictures appreciated?

Depends: This depends on the stage and severity of the bite. See http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/page11_em.Htm for pictures of the most severe bites and the spider and it's range. Please note that most bites do not reach these last stages! ...Read more

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Brown recluse spider pictures of bites and spiders needed?

Brown recluse spider pictures of bites and spiders needed?

See below: See www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. ...Read more

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Whats a 'spider angiomas'?

Whats a 'spider angiomas'?

Blood Vessels: Spider angiomas are abnormal collection of blood vessels of the skin with a red dot in the center and radiating smaller vessels that resemble a spider. They are commonly found on the face, neck, and hands and can occur at any age. Since they are benign, no treatment is necessary. Many resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Spiders: Brown Recluse spiders inject a hemotoxin that leads to tissue death, and slow wound resolution. Usually the bite is unremarkable-noticed. Black Widow spiders inject a neurotoxin that can lead to pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Death is unusual. Hobo spider bites are thought to be similar to a Brown Recluse but not as severe. ...Read more

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Explain the features of a brown recluse spider bite.?

Explain the features of a brown recluse spider bite.?

Be seen: Poisonous spider bites generally cause a painful ulcerated area within hours of the bite. If he suspects a black widow or brown recluse spider bite, he should be seen. ...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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What is spider veins sclerotherapy?

What is spider veins sclerotherapy?

Injections: Sclerotherapy is the injection of a medication into the spider vein to destroy it. Most vein doctors will use either polidocanol or sodium tetradecyl sulfate. ...Read more

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Spider bite is hard?

Spider bite is hard?

Can be: Any insect bite can cause a local reaction which includes redness, swelling and induration (the feeling of hardness around the bite site), warmth, and sometimes itch. ...Read more

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Are blue nevus cancer causing?

Nevi are in and: Of themselves rarely precursors of cancer. The a, b, c, d &e acronym/mnemonic: asymmetry, border, color variation, diameter > 4mm, and evolution...Nice, but expert exam is better to determine risk and management. ...Read more

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Red line on leg, spider bite?

Red line on leg, spider bite?

Unsure: A red line on your leg can be due to a number of things, not just a spider bite. Spider bites generally will cause a solitary papule or pustule, with local redness and sometimes a puncture marking or two. Itching and burning are common complaints. Tenderness is common as well. When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

How is the brown recluse spider bite treated?

Observe: If there is good reason to believe that the spider bite is from a brown recluse, you will receive antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis. You will use cold compresses and observe the bite at home for a few days for signs of progression such as blistering, pain, color change in skin around bite and fever. If these appear, you need to go back to the ER. Best wishes ...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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Is dysplastic nevus benign?

Is dysplastic nevus benign?

DYSPLASTIC NEVUS: THIS IS A NEVUS (MOLE) WITH AN ABNORMAL DEVELOPMENT OR GROWTH OF CELLS. THIS SHOULD BE SEEN BY A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EITHER WATCH IT PERIODICALLY OR TO CUT IT OUT -- BIOPSY IT -- UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND THEN SEND THE SAMPLE TO A SPECIALIZED PATHOLOGIST FOR AN EXAMINATION. ...Read more

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Are black spots in congenital nevus safe?

Changes in Moles: Whenever you have a mole that has changed, the safe thing to do is have a dermatologist check it out. Fortunately by seeing a doctor early, the majority of malignant melanomas, the skin cancer that can form from moles, are treated by simply excising them. Early examination is the key! ...Read more

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Mrsa or spider bite? Has 2 holes

Hard to say: Most MRSA infections are often DX as a spider bite. Brown recluse spider bites have a typical appearance that is different from MRSA infections. The two holes seem like a spider bite. ...Read more

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What is blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome?

BRBNS : This condition is a rare, sometimes inherited condition consisting of vascular (blood vessel) abnormalities of the skin and intestines. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a black widow spider bite.?

Be seen: Poisonous spider bites generally cause a painful ulcerated area within hours of the bite. If he suspects a black widow or brown recluse spider bite, he should be seen. ...Read more

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