Cellulitis infection from spider bite

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Avatar m tn Sounds more like a bite of some kind. Spider bites are notorious for that kind of reaction and most people never feel the actual bite or see the spider. Have you tried something like benadryl ointment or gel on it?
Avatar m tn It looks like a spider bite my ex had once. It developed cellulitis very quickly, so I sent him to the doctor. I was right - it was cellulitis, which is a sort of infection under the skin. He was placed on antibiotics and it resolved. How serious it is depends on the type of spider, but only a few kinds cause actual tissue destruction.
Avatar m tn Hello, It can be due to insect bite or cellulitis skin. Cellulitis is an infection of the deep subcutaneous tissue of the skin. It can be caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria. Get an evaluation done from a dermatologist as you may need oral antibiotics. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar f tn One cause of cellulitis I have seen is a spider bite. When my ex had an apparent spider bite with what looked like cellulitis to me, I took him to his PCP and he was given antibiotics. It cleared up.
Avatar f tn About a week ago I got some kind of infection in my foot I'm not sure if it's staph infection or if it's a spider bite and waiting on the culture to come back but in the meantime the infection has spread and it my whole left leg started swelling and since then I swear I can feel something moving and it it is all the way up my body now up into my stomach there's a big old knot is visible you can see it am I going crazy. Am I going crazy my chest is tight and hurts.
Avatar m tn If it's what I think it maybe I get them, on my inner thighs and sometimes around my trouser line.
Avatar n tn Hello, yes it is possible it could be a bite. It could also be GOUT which generally starts in the big toe, or cellulitis which is inflammation of the cells in a particular area. You probably need to get it checked because treatment is available to help decrease the swelling and pain, and all the conditions can be very painful. Prolonged swelling in an area can also cause decreased circulation making additional problems for you to have to deal with. I Hope This Helps!
Avatar n tn While this is normal, it does increase the risk of infection developing in the bite. Before a bite becomes infected - here are some measures you can take to prevent a large spider bite from becoming infected. Follow these steps two or three times a day: Wash the bite with warm soapy water. Apply some diluted hydrogen peroxide (mix ½ water with ½ peroxide). Wash off the peroxide after two minutes. Apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment.
Avatar n tn I am so sorry about your tragedy!
420469 tn?1217647363 It looks like a spider bite, possibly a house spider or hobo spider. Brown recluse bites look like pimples and turn into huge disgusting boils, but I don't think this is a brown recluse.
966661 tn?1247453807 Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria.If you have a cut, sore, or insect bite, bacteria can get into the skin and spread to deeper tissues. Since your daughter has a prior history of tick bite,so it can be the break in skin from where the bacteria gained entry.I would suggest an immediate ER consultation as I/V antibiotics may be needed. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
Avatar f tn Actually I do have a little experience with the subject since I spent 4 days in the hospital after a bug bite turned unto cellulitis, which is an infection that develops between the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin, and has a chance of spreading to the blood very easily. I don't imagine they put all of those IV antibiotics in me just for fun. Carol: Please be sure to tell the doctor what your temp is at the time you call. I never had a high fever when I was in the hospital...
Avatar n tn Hello, What you seem to be having seems like cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection of the deep subcutaneous tissue of the skin.Insect bite is a common cause of cellulitis. Skin on the face or lower legs is most commonly affected by this infection. Cellulitis is characterized by redness, swelling, warmth, and pain or tenderness.Diagnosis is by clinical examination and blood cultures.
Avatar m tn STD's do not show that quick. See a Dr, this is not STD related.
Avatar n tn i have a spider bite.
Avatar f tn some say YES they do some say NO They dont!!! How can I keep my child safe from her spider bite allergy anyone have any secrets on how to keep them away??? I have 3 indoor cats who hunt spiders or any flies that may get in, I keep the house locked up tight to keep my cats inside. any ideas on keeping them away from my child?? why does she attract them? thanks much panic mom in California..
Avatar m tn Hi, Unless a spider is observed in the act of biting, it should not be assumed that a spider bite has occurred. Many spider bites, including those by some dangerous species, are relatively painless at first and may go unnoticed if not directly observed. Treatments for more minor bites should be as for any puncture wound. The wound should first be encouraged to bleed to wash out any foreign material and debris.
Avatar f tn I have been dignosed with Herpes 2 I have never had a genital outbreak, However just before these reoccurrign breakouts on my right buttocks/hip I had a spider bite on my neck. I went to the doctor and it was not shingles adn indeed a spider bite according to the doctor Another firend of mine has also had a spider bite in his face. His doctor says that it can cause Herpes as he does get outbreaks now t.The spider bite I had on my neck is just like the breakouts that are on my butt.
Avatar f tn In the middle of July I took my son to urgent care for a huge red area on his neck. The doctor could see a bite mark, said it was either a tick or spider bite. She ordered amoxicillin for a week which cleared it right up and he was fine for about a month. At the end of August he started with vague complaints, headache abdominal pain achy muscles. Then he started with a swollen lymph node in his groin severe abdominal pain and high fevers.
Avatar f tn Sounds like a spider bite that is infected; red lines indicative of infection. He needs a DOCTOR and ANTIBIOTICS ASAP.
Avatar n tn Went to the doctor who said it was a spider bite and put me on an antihistimine, quarter zone and a strong dose of antibiotics for 3 days. Its now itchy and sometimes I feel like tingling feeling. Its still very red and swollen in the mornings and evenings but during the day seems to deceive me and looks better. I"ve kept it clean and tomorrow is the last day of antibiotics and quarter zone etc. How long does this last?
Avatar f tn So sorry to hear about the bite- sounds painful! I would get to the doctor- like AnnieBrooke mentioned. If it's not going away and getting worse, definitely time to seek some medical care on that one. Feel better!
Avatar m tn I would say spider bite and from the soudn of it I would get it checked out right away! If it is a spider bite it gets worse before It gets better and the sooner you start treating the better.
Avatar f tn I just wanted to check if I should be concerned about the bite? I was looking at spider bites online and it resembles a brown recluse spider bite, but I was asleep when it happened so I never saw it.
Avatar n tn Age and diabetes do play a factor in one getting cellulitus but so does certain types of insect and spider bites. They can transmit bacteria and start an infection. Other causes for bacterial entry are dry, flaky skin, swollen skin, a recent cuts, puncture wounds, and even ulcers from what I've read. I though it was best for you and your husband to address the skin infection at this time rather than diabetes.