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What To Do If You Have A Spider Bite
Spider bites: 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
Possible spider bite: 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
You might not be : Able to tell. 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
I think I have a spider bite I popped it and it doubled in size and feels like its on fire....... help?
How do I know if i have a spider bite? It's a red oval with a darker red dot in the middle. It's painful all the time and hot to the touch.
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
I have a spider bite, I think its very small and one little black hole. Should I go to the hospital?
Not sure if I have a spider bite or a boil and I'm not sure how to tell the difference I just know it hurts?
I have a spider bite that I've had going on 2 weeks. It's more sensitive and is peeling now. What does that mean?
Without: Examination, my guess is that it may be healing and the scab peeled of making it more sensitive. To be sure you do not have secondary infection see your doctor ...Read more
I have a spider bite that has blistered its getting bigger as the day goes by and filled with liquid what should I do?
See your doctor: Don't try to open if or desl with it yourself. These can quickly turn very messy if you try to of something yourself. Please see someone ...Read more
Hi, I think I might have a spider bite on my lower back. I noticed pain in the middle of my lower back while leaning on a table at work.
?: Ichthammol (aluminum bituminosulphate) ointment is said ton have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used for skin conditions like boils or carbuncles, acne, eczema. It is commonly used as a "drawing salve." it does not actually draw out objects but it will soften the skin allowing for a boil, pimple etc. To come to a head quicker, thus may help with a bite. ...Read more
I think I have a spider bite but I don't know if I need to go to my doctor or just let it heal on its own.
If red and swollen:
If it is red and swollen try taking a Benadryl
If the redness is significant see a dr ...Read more
I think I have a spider bite. Started like a pimple was very painful to touch. 14 hours later just itchy and painful and rock hard underneath.
I have a spider bite that is infected on ibilex 250mg/5ml every 6 hrs, however that's the identical dose of my 4yr old who has impetigo. Wrong dose??
Details needed: How many ml are you taking? A typical dose would be 500mg (or 10ml) every 6 hours. Hope that helps ...Read more
Many possibilities.: There are several possible causes of a localized inflamed area on the skin. You should see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I think i have a spider bite at this moment is red painful and afer i squshed the wound it was some slimy white discharge alike commin out then blood?
Staph: If the wound begins to grow, become exceedingly painful, ulcerate, numb, or becomes more red around the wound; then you need to see your doctor. One concern is a Staph infection of the skin (if a spider bite did occur, it introduces the Staph). These would be warning signs for severe bite as well. ...Read more
I have a spider bite I'm the back of my neck that has been there for two days, I scratched the bite and now it is swelling, itching, burning and achin?
I am worried I have a spider bite. But it could also be a boil. It is hot, red, and kind of hard. It's on my arm but I have no bite marks.?
Think I have a spider bite. It turned red swollwed. I drained it if was thick whitish blood. Extremely painful. Do I need to see a doc?It's been five days
MRSA Staph Infection: This is the dangerous life-threatening MRSA (called mersa) infection until proven otherwise. Yes. You need to contact and see your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
I have a spider bite. It's raised, swollen, itching, red, pain to touch, no broken in skin &hard in the middle. Swelling is getting worse. Help!
I think i have a spider bite that started off looking and feeling like a mosquito bite, then got red and dry, then started to form white blisters.?
Not a spider: Itch?? Pain?? If it persists and bothers you, see a dermatologist. The details you omit are required for any other opinion. ...Read more
I think I have a spider bite of my left breast. I've had it about a week. Starting to look purple.
No: If it just happened, treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetanus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. However, since the foot can become infected very easily, watch for infection very closely. If any doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more