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Please explain what do you do when you have a spider bite?

Please explain what do you do when 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

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What to do if I have a spider bite?

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

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How would i be able to tell if I have a spider bite?

How would i be able to tell if I have a spider bite?

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

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What to do if I have a spider bite what's the best thing to do?

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What to do if I have a spider bite what's the best thing to do?

Spider bite: First aid treatment is cleaning the area with soap & water, apply a cool compress on the area, take tylenol/antihistamines, & if it was black widow spider or brown recluse spider, seek medical attention fast. ...Read more

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I think I have a spider bite I popped it and it doubled in size and feels like its on fire....... help?

Infection: Symptoms of pain, redness, swelling, increase in size, drainage and fever are all indicators of skin infection. Spider bites, especially those from the brown recluse, can be serious and sometimes require medical intervention. ...Read more

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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.

See your doctor.: Whether it's a spider bite or not, the tenderness and redness suggest that you may have some infection there which may need to be treated. I would see your doctor ASAP or go to an urgent care center or an emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a spider bite on my finger?

How to know if I have a spider bite on my finger?

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

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I have a spider bite, I think its very small and one little black hole. Should I go to the hospital?

Did you see it?: If you have alot of pain, swelling or trouble breathing go to the er. A black widow spider may cause severe abdominal pain and a brown recluse can cause a huge area of tissue damage and even require a skin graft. At least see your doctor if not having severe symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Can't always: Sometimes you can't. A bug/spider bite can turn into a boil. A boil is a type of skin infection so any type of infection can cause it. Have it looked at by a local doctor to see a) if they need to lance it (DO NOT do it yourself) and b) if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Back pian: If you notice a bite mark and surrounding area with redness and swelling may need antibiotic, if no such signs there the pain could be from something else. ...Read more

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If I have a spider bite on my neck, will ichthammol ointment help cure it?

If I have a spider bite on my neck, will ichthammol ointment help cure it?

?: 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

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I have a spider bite on breast, do I need to do anything?

I have a spider bite on breast, do I need to do anything?

1. Watch for signs: Of infeciton (redness, swelling, warmth, ^ tenderness, pus or red streaks).2, when was you last tetanus shot? If > 10 years — or you don't know — would get a tetanus shoot. ...Read more

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Think I might have a spider bite on my belly. Itchy bump?

Think I might have a spider bite on my belly. Itchy bump?

Basic wound care: Treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetnus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. However, since the earlobe can become infected very easily, watch for infection very closely. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a spider bite or ingrown hair?

How to tell if I have a spider bite or ingrown hair?

Unsure: Spider bites generally will cause a solitary papule or pustule, with local redness and sometimes a puncture marking or two. Itching and burning are common complaints. Tenderness is common as well. When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a spider bite or ingrown hair?

How do I know if I have a spider bite or ingrown hair?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Where are you?: Spider bites are RARE and never occur in most of USA, even less likely in winter. When they occur they are usually immediately obvious. Boils and pimples common. They heal best and fastest by drainage. ...Read more

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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

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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 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!

Spider type?: Certain types of spiders such as the brown recluse can be very problematic with tissue necrosis and possible subsequent infection as the result of the bite. Without knowing the species of spider I would recommend you see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I think I have a spider bite of my left breast. I've had it about a week. Starting to look purple.

I think I have a spider bite of my left breast. I've had it about a week. Starting to look purple.

See a doctor: Likely just a bruise from the bite and blood pooling under surface, but if the area of selling is getting bigger, go see a doc to make sure you don't have an abscess that needs drainage ...Read more

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Should I start taking antibiotics if I believe I have a spider bite on my foot?

Should I start taking antibiotics if I believe I have a spider bite on my foot?

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