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I got a bite on my arm; do you think it is a spider bite?


It feels worse than it looks and I don't want to be a baby; just wondered what I should do. It was been over 24 hours and not feeling better. (Well baking soda helped some but I can't keep it on it!) There is a little bit of blister and it is slightly swollen. Thanks!

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Becky Katz says

22 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago

    I am using Benedryll and antibiotic creamed prescribed today; and doc said use some hydrocortisone but I didn't get that; but will tomorrow since it worked good for you. Mine is getting like a hard lump with blister on top but doesn't itch as bad .

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22 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago

    Never heard of benadryl cream Rachel. I will look for that, thank you!

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22 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago

    Thanks Phyllis! I will go do that right now. Was hoping someone had a remedy for me!

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22 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago

    I can't be sure it was a spider Randall; just can't think what else it could be. Went to doc today though and using antibiotic cream and antihistamine. Mine has what looks like 2 black dots too! Did yours get like a hard knot?


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RTalloni says

22 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago

    Thanks RT; saw one today and he doesn't know for sure what it is either but using antibiotic cream 3x a day til it heals unless it gets worse.

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    Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago

    So you don't want to mess with it you think? I plan to try the hydro-cortisone tomorrow and see if that help with the irritation. I sure hope I don't have to have it cut. Will certainly be more careful of bugs from now one.

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