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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does a spider bite look like at first?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does a spider bite look like at first?

Spider bite: It might cause a pink or red bump. However, some spider bites then go on to develop a more dramatic picture. ...Read more

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Spider Bites (Definition)

Spider bites can often cause redness, pain and inflammation at the site of a bite. Most spider bites are actually from other bugs. Abscess formation is often ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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What does a spider bite look like on bottom?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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What does a spider bite look like on bottom?

Depends : On the type of spider, and ther 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. ...Read more

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What does a spider bite look like?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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What does a spider bite look like?

Depends : On the type of spider, and ther 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Diede
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What does a spider bite look like on a child?

Dr. Scott Diede
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What does a spider bite look like on a child?

Varied: Spider bites can be quite varied in their appearance from anything a innocuous as a small red bump to a large bruised appearing lesion with necrotic (dead) tissue in the middle that oozes profusely. Certain areas of the country have particular spiders with characteristic bite appearances (brown recluse spider in northwest can give 2nd example mentioned above). See doc if concerned. ...Read more

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As a concerned parent i need to know how does a spider bite look like?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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As a concerned parent i need to know how does a spider bite look like?

Depends : On the type of spider, and ther 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does a spider bite look like a water blister?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does a spider bite look like a water blister?

That could be one: Presentation. But, if you didn't see a spider - i wouldn't automatically assume that you were bit by a spider. This finding can occur with a variety of insect bites ; stings. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Does a spider bite look like a regular pimple on my leg?

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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

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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What does a spider bite first like?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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A pink or red dot.: 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 does a house spider bite look like?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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