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What Do Spider Bits Look Like
Spider bite.: Spider bites can often become infected. If this happens, the bite would become surrounded by an irregularly shapes ring of redness, warmth and tenderness. You may also experience fevers, chills and sweats. Should any of this happen, you’d need to be evaluated right away. Without infection, may just be two spots near each other.
I got bit by some sort of spider 5 days ago. I remember it feeling like a pinch. Immedietly swelled and has been painful for anything to touch it.?
Yes: Generally speaking spider bites with symptoms require a Evaluation by primary care physician for diagnosis and treatment
There is not: Enough information to answer this question. 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. Consider clarifying and re-asking.
Possible spider bite: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possible chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You need tetanus shot if it has been > 10 years since your last one or you don't know when it was.
Spider bite: There are 2 poisonous spiders---black widow and brown recluse. Look up a picture of them would be helpful, rather than trying to describe them. Other types are scary but will not hurt you.
Spider bite: That depends upon whether you actually saw the spider and it truly bit you, or you are assuming something on your lip may have been a spider bite. These are uncommon and this is a very unusual location for a spider bite. If you develop any symptoms would strongly recommend you see a doctor immediately since, particularly with the brown spider, extensive tissue destruction may occur.See 1 more doctor answer
You haven't told us: What type of spider bit you. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have 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.
Yes: Some spider bites can be very serious depending on the type of spider. You need to seek help if you feel i'll or the site becomes necrotic.
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 >.
Probably nothing: Most spider bites are minor and may create a slight local itching, swelling and redness but will go away quickly. The exception is the brown recluse spider (fiddleback) which has a nasty venom that can erode tissue for many weeks. These are usually found in house attic or basement corners, mostly in the midwest. If your bite does not seem to want to heal, then have it looked at to rule this out.
Skin Infections: Unless you saw the spider bite you you cannot say what you have is a spider bite. Ever since the dangerous staph epidemic known as mersa (MRSA) has grown in frequency here the U.S. Almost every patient who has this dangerous infection thought they had a bug or spider bite. Please do not ignore skin infections. A medical provider should see and evaluate this for you.
MostNotHarmful But: Most spiders are not harmful. The venom from the bite may produce mild local reaction which will go away in few days. Only if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider, it can be dangerous with severe Symptoms include burning, itchingswelling around the area of the bite. When biten by poisonous spiders, it can cause upset stomach, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, joint pain, extreme pain at bite site, soresSee 1 more doctor answer
You really can't: Some insect and spider bites have a characteristic appearance, though generally you really can't tell what bit you unless you have the critter or the carcass in hand. The majority of insect bites do not need treatment unless from a poisonous species, or unless you have compromised health. If excessively large or swollen or infected, give you md a call. If you live in a lyme diseas area do see md.See 1 more doctor answer
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