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Very Long Spider Like Fingers
I have a bump on my index finger at first it looked like a spider bite but I noticed there's no puncture holes it only hurts if I push down on it help?
Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see this and examine you and obtain further history there is no way in which to diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more
There are weird bumps on my finger (no puss). Should i be worried? It looks like a got a splinter and it got infected or a spider bite? Need help
Need a photo: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more
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
What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps
A : A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling could: spread. 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
Best way - is to: observe a spider biting you. 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
Really a spider?: Spider bites on the finger can be quite painful, as the finger doesn't have a lot of room to swell. Infections in a finger can spread easily through the hand. Watch this very closely. Sometimes, infections with MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) look exactly like a spider bite. So treat this with respect, and go to see your doctor or the er if anything seems worrisome. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I think i got a spider bite on the side of my first finger. It was red and swollen. The swelling went down. However after a year i still have the swe?
I have spider angiomas, two underneath my eyes and one on my pinky finger. What could be causing this and how are they treated?
Spider veins/angioma: Most spider angiomas aren't related to other disease; some are caused by thyroid disease, pregnancy, liver disease, etc. They are caused by dilated veins beneath the skin. The two main treatment options are sclerotherapy (substance injected in vein to clot it) and vascular laser treatments. You may requires several sessions of either to make them go away. http://www.smacboca.com/vein_removal.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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