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    What causes an itchy red spot on the face after a spider bite?

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Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: is this a spider bite?
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It does look like it

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I understand your concern. The ulcerated center of the lesion points to the direction of your suspicion. It looks to me like a hobo spider bite.
I recommend you wash the area with soap and water in order to avoid a bacterial over infection, and if available, apply antibiotic ointment on the area. If you notice a lot of redness and irritation around the area I recommend you see a doctor at your earliest convenience because antivenom might be necessary, and probably even antibiotics and a tetanus shot.
I hope this helps. If you have any further questions I'd be happy to answer them.
Wishing you good health and all the best.

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