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Suggest treatment for a painful bump on the foot

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: i have a very painful bump on my foot that i feel might be a spider bite. its painful and is very swollen.
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hello

Detailed Answer:
This does look like a bite and if it is a brown recluse spider bite it could get worse and you'd need a shot of cortisone for it.

If it isn't a bite it does look like cellulitis--a skin infection--and you'd need a course of antibiotics for it.

You need to have a doctor look at it.
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Brief Answer: Hello Detailed Answer: This does look like a bite and if it is a brown recluse spider bite it could get worse and you'd need a shot of cortisone for it. If it isn't a bite it does look like cellulitis--a skin infection--and you'd need a course of antibiotics for it. You need to have a doctor look at it.