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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Spider Bite On Leg

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My 3 yr old daughter has a Spider bite on her leg. She has no symptoms of being sick or bothered by it other than itching. Should we be concerned?

My 3 yr old daughter has a Spider bite on her leg. She has no symptoms of being sick or bothered by it other than itching. Should we be concerned?

Mgt: If there is no pain, swelling or signs of infection, I would advise just using topical Neosporin ointment and close observation. ...Read more

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How to treat spider bite on leg? It is red swollen and itchy, worsens when I move. Still red after 3 days from bite, doesn't seem to get better if I move

How to treat spider bite on leg? It is red swollen and itchy, worsens when I move. Still red after 3 days from bite, doesn't seem to get better if I move

See your physician: Spider bites notoriously are slow to heal, and can leave large openings. This is something you need to discuss with your position, and you need to keep it clean and protect against infection ...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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What spider bites cause numbness in legs and arms?

What spider bites cause numbness in legs and arms?

None: Spider bites do not usually cause these symptoms. Anxiety could. It would be extremely rare that a black widow bite could cause these symptoms, but as I stated earlier, the typical black widow symptoms is severe pain. Usually in the abdomen. Not extremity numbness. ...Read more

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Does a spider bite look like a regular pimple on my leg?

Does a spider bite look like a regular pimple on my leg?

It can.: But it doesn't have to. When patients come in with "spider bites", basically pimples that keep getting larger, they tend to be staph infections/abscesses. Bottom line: don't try to pop or pick it. If it's getting bigger or really painful, see a doctor b/c it could be the beginning of an abscess. ...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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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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Got big leg lump which reduced to smaller lump, 2nd big lump a month after 3 inches apart. Dr. says it's spider bite, I disagree. Could it be serious?

Got big leg lump which reduced to smaller lump, 2nd big lump a month after 3 inches apart. Dr. says it's spider bite, I disagree. Could it be serious?

If they go away: It is unlikely that it is serious. Need to see what they look like but if you are really concerned a biopsy can be done to determine if these are bite or not. ...Read more

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Can a spider bite make your leg and foot go numb

Can a spider bite make your leg and foot go numb

Yes: The toxins that are injected from a spider bite can easily cause a local numbess if the venom in the bite was near a major nerve root. Also, if there is something else in your history that can cause leg and foot numbness (i.e. Herniated disc in back) then that could be a coincidence. Spider bites usually just cause local swelling and redness in the soft tissues. ...Read more

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Spider bite. Do spider bites develop into wart like appearance? However such a wart is red. I woke up with this on my leg

Spider bite. Do spider bites develop into wart like appearance? However such a wart is red. I woke up with this on my leg

See a doctor...: Spider bites can be worse than you would think. I have seen a number of them that have become secondarily infected. The appearance will vary with the individual and the type of spider. Better see a doctor to be sure you don't develop any other complications. ...Read more

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Hi doctor - Spider bite, I live in northwest GA and got bit - felt a pinch on my leg - this was Tuesday and now it's a bit larger - hurts a bit now?

Hi doctor - Spider bite, I live in northwest GA and got bit - felt a pinch on my leg - this was Tuesday and now it's a bit larger - hurts a bit now?

See below: Spider bites if this is what you have can cause serious skin infections and even destroy some of the skin you must see a doctor for you may indeed need an antibiotic. Don't let it go! ...Read more

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What does a spider bite look like? Its was a little bigger then a quarter and left a scar after it stopped itching and I have a few on my legs

What does a spider bite look like? Its was a little bigger then a quarter and left a scar after it stopped itching and I have a few on my legs

Let me help you: Brown recluse spiders are only found in the southeast United States. There are several other species of recluse spider that are similar but less studied than the brown recluse. Brown recluse spiders are often described as having a violin-shaped mark on the back of their midsections, but that mark can be inconsistent. ...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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Appears to be a spider bite. 4-5 on each leg. First it looked like a mosquito bite but then after about 24 hours it became blisters. What should I do?

Appears to be a spider bite. 4-5 on each leg. First it looked like a mosquito bite but then after about 24 hours it became blisters. What should I do?

Leg bites: If there is a reaction occurring with pain, inflammation and/or fever, I recommend getting seen ASAP. A picture or video would help to diagnose your issue better. ...Read more

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I had a huge spider bite on my leg and I ended up draining and peeling the skin off after I peeled the skin off the white meat is visible what should?

I had a huge spider bite on my leg and I ended up draining and peeling the skin off after I peeled the skin off the white meat is visible what should?

Since you: Are not a Chicken I am not sure what you mean by "white meat" If you mean NON-PIGMENTED skin this may be normal in pigmented individuals. The SPIDER BITE is a TOXIN which leads to NECROSIS (="DEATH!!) of the EPIDERMIS (Most superficial layer of the skin.
It DIES, sometimes BLISTERS and the Dead Skin peels away. INFECTION can complicate and delay healing!
Hope this is helpful!
DrZ ...Read more

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Husband, Lucius has asthma. He has large sore on leg. Looks like spider bite. He's using inhaler 3 to 4 times a day. Not sure what to do.

Husband, Lucius has asthma. He has large sore on leg. Looks like spider bite. He's using inhaler 3 to 4 times a day. Not sure what to do.

See a doctor: If the sore is not healing and/ or is draining or painful a doctor visit is needed. The inhaler use has no connection to the sore. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in NY. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you know it is something else. There are hundreds of different causes for a rash on your leg. Does it itch? How long? Best result will be obtained by a trip to a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my right leg and it hurts. My mom says it looks like a spider bite. It is white around the center and red around the white. Help?

Bite?: Could be a spider bite and it should resolve in about 7-10 days (get better day by day). Your description could also be a boil. Is it raised and dies it appear to get larger day by day? Boils are skin abscesses. I would get it checked by your pcp to remove any doubt. Both are easily treated. ...Read more

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Red spot with lump appeared on my lower leg. It turned black. Test, no clot, no spider bite. Lump still there and black after 1yr. Size of a quarter?

Bump on leg: It's hard to say for sure without seeing it and getting a better history, but any new unexplained skin lesion should be checked by your primary and/or dermatologist. A simple biopsy is sometimes all that is needed to make a determination of its cause. Especially for unexplained lesions that change color, these need to be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bed bug bites and spider bites how can you tell them apart? I have some brown what looks to be spots on my legs when you rub it, it feels like a slight bump.

What is the difference between bed bug bites and spider bites how can you tell them apart? I have some brown what looks to be spots on my legs when you rub it, it feels like a slight bump.

Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Spider bites can have. ...Read more

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I have a spider bite; its swollen into a hard lump about the size of a tennis ball, is dark reddish, and extremely painful to walk or move my leg.?

I have a spider bite; its swollen into a hard lump about the size of a tennis ball, is dark reddish, and extremely painful to walk or move my leg.?

See a doctor now: A bite from a spider, or other insect, which swells with red or dark color is very concerning for infection and/or dead tissue (necrosis). Symptoms such as pain with movement raise concern that the infection/necrosis is spreading. Someone with such a wound should seek IMMEDIATE medical care. ...Read more

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I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk. I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?

I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk. I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?

Seek evaluation ASAP: You need evaluation ASAP for your complaints- your MD, a walk in center, or ER if no other option available. Do not delay. ...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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I have a bite on my thigh on the outside area but I'm not sure if its a spider bite how can I tell if its a spider?

Spider bites: Spider bites are usually appreciated as 2 "dots" on the skin which are close together. Most people who see me in the ER are usually concerned about whether they are at risk for further problems from a spider bite. Those problems fall into several categories: Allergic reactions, infection, and direct toxic effects, as seen most commonly with the black widow and brown recluse spider in my area. ...Read more

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I've got what I think is a spider bite on my thigh it is smaller then a dime it doesn't hurt at all and when I touch it it doesn't hurt am I fine?

Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in CT. Spider bites are rare and found in SW USA, not NE. Spider bites have reactions quite different from yours. So you are "fine" except you do not know what it is. ...Read more