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I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite. Is this serious?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infected?

If the site is infected or you have significant reaction medical attention is necessary.
How long ago did the bite occur? Spider bites can vary from a localized reaction to an infection to severe reaction with certain spiders. If you can identify spider provide that information to doctor.

In brief: Infected?

If the site is infected or you have significant reaction medical attention is necessary.
How long ago did the bite occur? Spider bites can vary from a localized reaction to an infection to severe reaction with certain spiders. If you can identify spider provide that information to doctor.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Sometimes things that look like spider bites can actually be something else like a bacterial infection.
I would recommend that you seek care immediately for this. Sometimes these areas, if they are bacterial infections, require surgery to drain the infection in order to fully treat the area.

In brief: Maybe

Sometimes things that look like spider bites can actually be something else like a bacterial infection.
I would recommend that you seek care immediately for this. Sometimes these areas, if they are bacterial infections, require surgery to drain the infection in order to fully treat the area.
Dr. Pamela Moore
Dr. Pamela Moore
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