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Spider bite, bruised ring around it with red bumps and scabbing, twitching over leg, weirdness in stomach. Worrisome?

I got bit by a spider this morning (put on my jeans and something sharp got my leg). didn t think much of it till i took a shower at around 5. It s got a bruise ring around it with red bumps and some scabbing right next to the spider bite . My leg is twitching but i think that s my imagination, and my stomach has been feeling weird for a few hours. Should i be worried?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.

What spider was it? Did you find it or can you identify it in a picture?

Do try & apply some ice on the bite lesion unless you already have.

Apply a topical hydrocortisone cream preferably one with an inbuilt antibiotic like fusidic acid.

Take an antihistamine like fexofenadine 180mg once daily

Dont worry about the leg twitching.

If your stomach continues to feel weird, then visit the ER & also do get your vitals eg BP, pulse checked..if all well, are not likely to become the next spiderman ;-) (just kidding)

Do hope all well..Wish you continued good health!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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