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Very Long Spider Like Fingers
Arachnodactyly: Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including Marfan's syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand.but may represent the presence of another disorder that has important issues such as heart, vision and genetic importance. If you think you have this, speak to your provider ...Read more
Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including Marfan's syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand.but may represent the presence of another disorder that has important issues such as heart, vision and genetic importance. If you think you have this, ...Read more
Kleinfelder signs: 20 M India: Long fingers like spider and long arms is a sign of klienfelter syndrome? ANS: The definition of long fingers and arms is different across differing ethnic groups. Must be a wide range in India. I would ask an Indian Endocriologist for the definition they use. Google it and look at images to see if you match any of them. Let us know for future reference. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
My finger is red and swelling and it burns whenever I itch it. It keeps on throbbing whenever it has no ice could it be a spider bite?
Infection: This appears to be cellulitis of the finger and it should be evaluated for diagnosis and prompt treatment as soon as possible. It may have started as an insect bite, but redness, swelling and throbbing are very concerning symptoms. Your best action is to go to the hospital emergency room unless your physician is able to examine you now. ...Read more
Spider bite on finger at first was itchy& painful at touch now 3 weeks later bullseye effect allergys up shorness of breath viens around bite noticabl?
Something else...: ...Is going on here. Spider bites shouldn't last for 3 weeks unless they get infected (which may have happened) -- but shortness of breath does not fit the picture at all. Do you know for a fact that it was a spider bite? It could have been something else entirely. See your doctor; the shortness of breath alone deserves an examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well I got bit by a little spider on my right hand and my index finger, pointing finger and thum are numb I got bit yesterday at 2 am what do I do?
Emergency room: Please go to the ER and get the infection treated. ...Read more
Bit by a spider on my pinky finger. 24 hours have passed and still very swollen along with the top of my hand. Took motrin. next step please. Doctor?
Hand infection: Spider bites are very rare. This sounds like a bacterial skin infection, maybe staph or strep. When such infections involve the hand, it can be quite serious and you may need an antibiotic right away. See a doctor today, even though it's the weekend. Phone your doctor's office and see if she or someone is covering. If not, visit an urgent care clinic or emergency department. Motrin won't help. ...Read more
A spider may have bitten my neighbor 8 days ago, camping in oregon. Swollen finger, a swelling with a blister on his palm. Skin peeling. Dangerous?
I keep getting like a sharp pain between 2 of my fingers it doesnt last long but hurts if I move them ?
Hi I have a question..
I used to have some kind of stain in my index finger since a long time...but now it has increased and looks like a wound and i
See a doc!: Dermatologists always say that the skin must be seen to make a diagnosis. Don't play around with a skin change. Make an appointment to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. If you need specialty referral they will be in a position to help you get to the right place. Best wishes! ...Read more