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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. ?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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