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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How do spider bites on humans look like?

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

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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 does a mosquito bite look like and how is it different from spider bites?

What does a mosquito bite look like and how is it different from spider bites?

Depends : There are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. Mosquito bites-one puncture. ...Read more

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What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

Sometimes: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What bed bug bites look like and how are they different from spider bites?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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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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Dr. Jerome Litt
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My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

RASH IN ARMPITS: Without seeing the rash, it's difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. This sounds like a rash due to either a new sweater or blouse, or an underarm deodorant or a new soap, or new laundry detergent. Warm water compresses, a mild cleanser like cetaphil, and an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream, twice daily might giver some relief. If no better, have her examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Boils that appeared to be spider bites but now oozing and spreading with what looks to be like thread like substance sqeezing out of wound. What is it?

Get Immediate Care: You could be having what is known as mrsa. It frequently looks like a spider bite and left untreated can spread through your blood stream quickly and become life-threatening. There are antibiotics that can treat it and you need to be on them immediately. ...Read more

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