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What causes white spots on the body after bitten by a spider?

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Posted on Thu, 10 May 2018
Question: I think i just got bit by a spider. A lot of white spots that look like pimples, its red and swelling.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.
I request you to kindly upload an image of the affected area in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.
Do you have any associated symptoms like itching? burning? pain?
I would like to rule out possibility of shingles because it is often confused it with a spider bite in individuals over 50yrs. If the rash is in a stripe or band like pattern and only on one side of the midline I would think of shingles.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (15 minutes later)
Ok i will take pic and download. it may take a few minutes.Where is the report section
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Use a topical antibiotic ointment

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
It actually looks like a spider bite. I suggest you to apply a topical antibiotic e.g neosporin ointment or mupirocin ointment, twice daily.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes white spots on the body after bitten by a spider?

Brief Answer: Kindly upload images Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern. I request you to kindly upload an image of the affected area in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better. Do you have any associated symptoms like itching? burning? pain? I would like to rule out possibility of shingles because it is often confused it with a spider bite in individuals over 50yrs. If the rash is in a stripe or band like pattern and only on one side of the midline I would think of shingles. Regards