Spider bite

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Can you tell me if this is a spider bite and if so, should I be concerned? I feel stinging pain and burning, but mild.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be a spider bite,possibility of a tissue infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to health care magic,

I have seen the image you uploaded and will be answered by me.

It is unlikely to be spider bite as there is no fang marks seen on the image rather it could be small...

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was a redback spider bite.
had antivinene in hospital, ok nexy morning.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Antivenom is a recommended treatment in red back spider bites

Detailed Answer:
Hi Ashmoon,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in details.
Red back spiders are known to cause painful bites in humans. About 20 percent of humans bitten by one develop symptoms...

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My 12 year old daughter got what we thought was a infected hair after shaving her legs 2 days ago. As time has went on its got increasingly more sore. Even the bed sheet coming in contact with it hurts now. After she actually showed it to me tonight we cleaned it with peroxide and aftewards i'm worried it's a spider bite. Is there anything I can do? The 1st picture is before we cleaned it, 2nd is during and the 3rd is after.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It appears to be folliculitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query
I have gone through all the images and it appears to be follicultis (infection of hair follicle) not spider bite or other form of irritant dermatitis.
In spider bite usually the superficial skin layer remains...

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What is spider bite leukemia

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It's a misnomer

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.

Spider bite never causes leukemia, and this is actually a misnomer.

You find bruises, rashes and enlarged lymph nodes in a person...

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Is there a way to send you a pic - believe I have a spider bite

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It needs proper care and treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to health care magic,
I have read your query and saw the image.

If you are sure that its a spider bite then there might be pain or redness or swelling associated with it is expected.

Spider bites are usually not...

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is this a spider bite?

doctor1 MD

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...

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Hello, I was wondering if this is a spider bite? If so, should I go to ER?
(no spider was seen, no pain felt)

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not certain about it, but certainly need a treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and clear picture.
This certainly is an insect bite but not possible to see whether this is spider bite or not. (and no spider was seen, there is no pain as per your history).
It has a...

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What does a recluse spider bite look like?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Upload an image for review!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

The look of the bite depends on the time lapse between the bite and the examination. It will be difficult to give you a precise and helpful response as to what it looks like. I will suggest you upload...

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I was bitten about two weeks ago by what i thought was a spider. It was itchy and red. It had a crust on the bite and I treated it with neosporin. It went away. On friday, I experienced flu like symptoms nd was wondering if it was a deer tick bite.

i was in the grass and we have deer in our area. I thought it was a spider bite since i have one lsat year and it went away after the neosporin. It had a large red circle but had crusty center and was like the pictire of a spider bite that I saw on web md. Did not see a tick.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible tick bite

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns.

You were out in the grass and had a bite by some insect that caused a red area and then flu like symptoms. This could be a tick bite but it could be any type of insect bite including...

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spider bite to inner thigh area. symptom readiness within area of approx 1 -2 in, pain shooting up leg above knee

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Kindly read ahead

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
As first aid you should do the following.
1. Wash the area with soap and water clean and apply ice to the area
2. Take some antihistaminics like levocetrizine 10mg tablet immediately or if you have benadryl syrup...

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Recent questions on  Spider bite

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I was bitten by a spider Sunday and went to local Er and told me nothing they can do that spiders don t bite. I caught a brown recluse that bitten me on my head. It is size of a egg now and burning pain in my head. Nausea and pain in my neck.what do I do

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I have 2 boys ages 5 and 7, the mother and I are no longer together and live in separate cities. My 7 year old son has constant itching for quite some time now and every time they come visit me for the weekend I get what looks like bug bites (around 8 or 9 of them) that resemble a spider bite by look and itch consistency. My ex has brought them to a doctor a few different times now and is told its not bug bites but that its hives or allergy rash, that doesnt explain why i only get bites when they come up. I think it may be a microscopic bug of some sort. It shows up as a bite resembling a spider bite, after rigorous itching it seems to stop itching for an hour or so and then starts back up, a couple days after the kids go back to their mothers i dont have anymore itching till the next time they come up and its only my 7 year old and not my 5 year old. Any ideas on what it may be or what I should do?

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I had been bitten by a spider over a week ago. I m guessing it was a brown recluse spider since I was in West Virginia. The spider bite me multiple time in both ankles. I took benadryl and advil for a few days until the itching and swelling went down. Here it is 10 day later the bites have scabbed over, but now I am breaking out in little swollen red hives all over. Could this be cause by that same spider bite? I have been taking Benadryl all day and it doesn t seem to help.

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about 7 years ago i woke up one morning with a nickel size red bump/welt on my right cheekbone. over the next few days it got redder, then scaley, was stinging, and so i went to my dr. he said it looked like a spider bite. it had 3 bite marks in a triangular pattern. he gave me a rx for a antibiotc and it gradually went away. since then, about every 18 months or so i get the same sized welt again in exactly the same spot and it takes 4-6 weeks for it to heal each time. i now have it again and dont know what to do.

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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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My mother is an active, young, 82 yo who started experiencing weakness, lethargy, dizziness and mobility problems 3 months ago. Now she can barely walk. A recent MRI shows she has multiple lesions on her frontal and parietal lobes. PET scan was...

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I think I have a Spider bite on my finger. its been 4 days and its getting more swollen and purple with the edges turning white. Is there anything I can put on it?

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