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Got blister on a spider bite with headache and dizziness. What to do?

I think I was bit by a spider Friday night. The bite has turned into a blister and it is oozing. Should I pop the blister or just leave it? I don t think it was a brown recluse, but I am not sure. I have a headache , I m dizzy and have an upset stomach . I want to wait to call my doc tomorrow, but thought I would ask you...
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum

Looks like you have developed a lesion of Vector dermatitis, also known as Paederus dermatitis..
Paederus dermatitis is a peculiar, irritant contact dermatitis characterized by a sudden onset of red lesions on exposed areas of the body.
The disease is provoked by an insect belonging to the genus Paederus.
You need to apply an antibiotic/steroid combination cream over the lesion twice a day.
Take oral antihistamine to decrease the swelling.

Do not use any moisturizer or oils till the time the lesion heals .
If the lesions continue to increase inspite of the above treatment, then you might have to see a dermatologist as in severe cases, short term courses of oral antibiotics or oral steroids may be required.

Hope it helps
Wishing you speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Fri, 22 Nov 2013
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