What does a spider bite look like

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Avatar f tn I don't know what a hobo spider is but I do know that a few spider bites can be very dangerous. Definately see a DR right away if it looks like the flesh is dying.
Avatar n tn It has been one week since I started feeling a itchy, uncomfortable feeling in my left breast under nipple, size of quarter found read spot, looked like possible bite. Washed , cleaned, put on antibotic cream and bandaid. Hurts throbbing inside breast under spot. Three days ago decided treatment not effective with cream, so started antibotics had here at home. generic for bactrim ds 800. Wound looking worse squeezed, not good idea. Now more pain and looks like red outer ring raised.
Avatar n tn people think they are spider bites and i even went to the doctor once when they were healing and she sat 5 feet away from me and told me thats what they looked like. i dont think spider bites are that common - to have 10 in 3 1/2 - 4 months? anyways - these spots are hard in the center and it feels bumpy - sometimes the bumps appear to be a pattern, sometimes they do not.
Avatar m tn ummm like two days ago i noticed like a pimple like thing on my chin it has like small dots around it like 4 maybe five is this a spider bite or what im so scared i dont know what to do should i go to the Hospital ASSP or wait it out to see what is plz some one help me
Avatar n tn He explained something about how herpes virus is 'in' all of us from chicken pox days, and sometimes it breaks out with other infections like shingles or like this..a spider bite. He did culture it, but he does thing that it is a secondary infection too.. herpes virus. He said the topical bacitracin also is really not going to be effective, but she can use it if it 'feels' better keeping it moist cause the drying and cracking and breaking of the little blisters burns and hurts.
Avatar n tn What you probably have are boils. They look almost exactly like a recluse bite. The difference is that a boil will develop a white sack that surrounds the infected center portion of the red spot. Look real close when the spot starts to swell and ooze clear fluid, blood, or redish fluid. If the red swollen area is really tender and painful, and you can press a couple fingers on either side of the raw spot to try to force out some of the fluid.
Avatar n tn Black widow - this spider has a red hourglass on the body. Bites from this spider have a 5 % fatality rate. The bite seems normal, but within less than an hour generalized symptoms occur, including muscle cramps, painful muscle spasms, loss of sensation or tingling, headache, dizziness, vomiting, or trouble swallowing. Go to an ER or call 911 if you are bitten by a known black widow spider or you experience theses symptoms. Bring the spider with you.
Avatar n tn It was itchy and I assumed it was some sort of bug bite. It itched quite a bit and over the next few days I'm sure that I scratched the heck out of it. I didn't really pay much attention to it until maybe the 5th or 6th day I noticed an asymmetrical, blotchy, red, scaly (but did not slough) mark on my skin where the bite/bump used to be. I didn't scratch the mark, but around the mark, thinking that I must have caused some sort of irritation by scratching.
Avatar n tn It was itchy and I assumed it was some sort of bug bite. It itched quite a bit and over the next few days I'm sure that I scratched the heck out of it. I didn't really pay much attention to it until maybe the 5th or 6th day I noticed an asymmetrical, blotchy, red, scaly (but did not slough) mark on my skin where the bite/bump used to be. I didn't scratch the mark, but around the mark, thinking that I must have caused some sort of irritation by scratching.
168348 tn?1379360675 I'm sorry but there's no way someone here can tell you (even if you upload a pic) if that was a spider bite or a tick bite. A rash caused by a tick is usually sort of like a bulls eye---- but NOT ALWAYS. I sincerely hope it wasn't a tick bite----- but at this point probably the only thing you can do is to wait (for days/weeks or months) and see if you develop any signs of illness---- like a flu (that isn't the flu), or 'strange' symptoms. Keep us posted if you do develop symptoms.
Avatar f tn By Thursday the 10th there were some blisters appearing around the one on my chest (although no pain), and the one on my neck was very painful if touched, and I had noticed a third, much smaller, bite on my right arm - just next to the chest bite. The bite sites on each of the spots had a yellowy-brown crater-looking effect, the way a mozzie bite will look if you scratch it too much and it scabs over (although I hadn't scratched any of the bites). By the 12th the blisters were quite pronounced.
189192 tn?1261345228 Go to Google Images, and look up brown recluse spider. They look like very common field spiders, really, but if you still have a spider body and a magnifying glass, they have a distinctive abdomen. BTW, we've had infestations of those spiders in my home - confirmed by the pest control guy - and not everyone reacts terribly. Try to recover the spider's remains, and I agree with Peek - call the ped.
419158 tn?1316575204 Update this morning- He has another welt on his back. Looks like a mosqito bite only its surounded by a red mark thats as large as my hand!!! Its like he is very alergic to mosqito bites or something. The other welts are starting to look like the other bite marks. A dot in the middle surrounded by a lighter color and than red. Ok I got him an appointment but I have to leave my house asap because its a 45 minute drive. I really hope they can tell me what this is!!!
463595 tn?1334000822 no it was a black insect online they say they dont bite.
Avatar n tn night when I think I really first noticed an irritation on my arm - I was wearing a sleeve and I noticed it felt itchy underneath. So - I'm hoping it's not a spider bite. I've been putting the antibiotic gel on it today and it is itchy like crazy. The middle bump looks like a raised sore now and appears ***** in the middle. Yikes. If it is not better in the morning - I think I will go to urgent care.
Avatar f tn a single red bump, about 3mm wide, comes and goes in the exact same spot on my left shoulder. Itches like mad, like a mosquito bite, but doesn't look exactly like a mosquito bite. After a day or so it will go away and there is a faint red mark on my arm where it was. The faint red mark is always there but it's flat... when it's in the itchy stage, its a small red bump, it seems to fill up with fluid.
Avatar n tn We know that the first manifestation of MS often occurs after something that has stimulated the immune system, infection, delivery of a baby (where the immune system ramps back up after being suupressed some during the pregnancy) and vaccinations. So, a venomous bite or sting might set MS off - but would not be the actual cause. Does this make sense?
Avatar m tn Well, it has been 3 days now. All I have done is taken more vit C and some prophen. swelling still there and blister did get a little larger. I have held off getting personal medical help as I do not have insurance. Also, it has not been real painful and , after 3 days, is not getting worse. I consider my immune system to be in pretty good shape so, hoping I can handle it. If it does get worse, I will have to at least maybe go to a drug store and have a pharmacist look at it.
432097 tn?1318552340 He said that I don't have anything like a black widow bite or a recluse bite, but some spiders can still pack a punch. So far, that is what was done, the prognosis is yet to be determined as I need to see him again because the pain is worse and the numbness is still there. Will keep you informed.
Avatar n tn examined right foot, no swelling, left foot very swollen , but mostly in one spot in the middle of the like bruise a high point . like a bite. ! and painful to the touch. ! this like bruise mark coveres about half of my foot on the top. I inmediatly rubbed on VicksVaporub. That is all I had. ! im sure it was a bite of some kind, but didn't feel anything when bitten. ! swelling has gone down a litte. has not progessed. ! am so curious , what kind of insect could have done this. !
Avatar n tn From your description it looks like a bruise. If you are not on any medications like anticoagulants, blood thinners or birth control pills then this could be due to clotting disorders, low platelet count, fragile spider veins, deep vein thrombus, deficiency of Vitamin B12, folic acid, or Vit K, a liver disease or certain cancers. It could also be due to pressure urticaria. If you are on medications then you need to discuss that with your doctor.
Avatar n tn one at a time almost every day or every 2 or 3 days all summer...they look like spider or mosquito bites...cannot find any bugs.......searched my bed and under bed for signs of bedbugs, but no sign of any bugs.... Sometimes it happens while driving or walking outside of house...one on my thigh or back...always at a fatty point....bite this morning on belly with 2 dots like a spider did it...never have seen any bugs....any ideas?
Avatar m tn But I can usually tell if it's a mosquito bite, or if it's a spider bite, a spider bite is just shaped differently. I'm not talking about a real big spider, just a regular spider. I know the difference. I was hoping you could tell me when you think this occurred. Because I could not possible get under most circumstances if I was walking through the grass. Also, could have bitten through my socks. I wear socks in the area where the bite appeared. And I take socks off when I got home.
Avatar f tn wow that does not look to comfy! it could be an allergic reaction to something that bit you like a spider or some other ugly little bug!. im assuming you have been bitten by mosquitoes before, my nephews are allergic to their bites and they will swell up like this! i remember once one of them had been bitten by a mosquito and it swelled up and started pussing up and it was quite nasty. i would suggest seeing a doctor right away if it is not showing any signs of recovery w/in a couple more days!
Avatar n tn But a couple of days before the burning started, we were hiking in the mountains, and I noticed a maroon/purple-looking tick or spider on my shirt. (Didn't look too closely) If that was indeed a tick, would the burning start a day or two later? I don't know, this seems way too intense and significant to be Lyme Diease - I'm a negative person, and I'm always thinking MS...MS...MS... Thanks for you helpful posts, everyone!
Avatar n tn Back in late September of 2007, what I thought was a mosquito bit me on my outer right calf. It looked like a fairly typical bug bite. It was itchier than a usual bite, but I've had allergies and wicked sensitive skin forever and I'm very good at not scratching things, so I was able to leave it alone. Several days later, all signs of it were gone. A couple months later, the same spot starting itching again, but so badly that I couldn't ignore it.
Avatar n tn hi guys, i'm kinda down and depressed and looking for some support...i'm actually paranoid that my hcv genotype 3 disease is progressing rapidly. i havent had a biopsy so i'm kinda paranoid about i've had the virus for less than 4 years. a lot of people on this forum have been very kind to offer me their advice but i still have to let it out.... so i hope they'll help me again as they ofetn have... i've been getting symptoms this year...
Avatar f tn I, too, noticed a red bump on the outside of my vagina (not good with medical terminology). It's the size of a spider bite but is sore like a pimple. There is only one. I do shave, however, this really doesn't show many of the normal "shave bumps" signs. I probably wouldn't have thought twice about it but my boyfriend DOES have hsv2. I was under the impression that it can only be spread during an outbreak. We are sooooo careful .
147426 tn?1317269232 Over time, the lesions may take on something of a symmetrical appearance, but it will NEVER be a mirror-image, that is, one side perfectly reflecting the other. WHAT MS DOES ACT LIKE With the exception of Tranverse Myelitis, MS attacks and we have a batch of symptoms as our first attact. Attacks are often "bilateral," meaning we have some symptoms on both sides. But it would be very unusual to have the same EXACT symptoms on one side of the body as on the other.
Avatar n tn wow.. it is like a Stephen King novel. CNN just did a special this week on it.... what I can tell you is this... it is worse at night/can cause little bites or a cluster... hardly heal up then the next onslaught comes, that is because of the under the skin eggs. The bioengineering makes it not quite like scabies... doesn't get killed off like scabies, which aren't that hard... some people report it is associated with Lyme disease... some mutation.