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This a spider bite or what? (pic)

crisis54crisis54 Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok, this appeared Saturday and now its Tuesday.

http://i49.tinypic.com/11l0y1c.jpg

Not sure what the fuck it is. There is a little black dot in the center. The area was bigger before, but it has gone down, but touching it hurts like hell. I've been putting antibiotic, which has helped a little, but not that much.

Anyone know what the fuck this is? I'm thinking spider bit me while I slept I guess. This is on my inner thigh.

Thanks guys.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Where do you live?

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    crisis54crisis54 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Toronto, Ontario Canada.

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    DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Spiders have two fangs.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Also the vast majority of "insect bites" are not. Mosquitos (and other siphonaptera) have specially developed mouthparts. The likelihood of getting bitten by some random ant or spider is very, very low.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It could be Lyme disease which is transmitted by ticks and does indeed occur in Ontario. However, the rash looks fairly small and the color isn't as vibrant as you'd expect if this were the case.

    I think you should go see a doctor. I was once bitten by a tick and the doctor suspected Lyme disease, so he prescribed me antiobiotics which made the rash disappear.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Forget what I said, I consulted Wikipedia and I'm sure it's not Lyme disease because you describe the area as swollen and painful to the touch.

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    President RexPresident Rex Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It could potentially be a wart; it doesn't look as haphazard as wart growth usually does, but that may be due to its small size and the distance from which the photo was taken. Swelling/redness is somewhat rare, but a dark tinge of blood vessels is fairly common. The wart itself won't have any pain receptors (it's 'skin' grown by the HPV, so the virus created wart doesn't have heat or pain or pressure receptors) - however, the wart may have manifested over a sensitive area. Thus if pressure is applied to the area or it happens to be in just the right spot, it can sill hurt.


    The fact there's pain, redness and swelling leads me to believe it could be an out of control zit. Aside from the face and neck, occasionally you can get them on your upper arm/shoulder, but the leg may be possible as well.


    Or it could be a sting of some sort. I haven't had one in many years - and only from bees. So I'm not even sure what they normally look like any more.


    I would try warm compresses to relieve the area and go to a doctor if it persists or gets worse.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    My guess is it's either an ingrown hair, or a bee sting. Any clue what that black dot is? Does it protrude, or is it under the skin?

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    E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Looks like you have a splinter under your skin that has become infected. I had something that looked like that from a metal splinter I received from working with bailing wire. If you go to a doctor they should remove the splinter and maybe give you a tetanus booster.

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    LeCausticLeCaustic Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    bowen wrote: »
    My guess is it's either an ingrown hair, or a bee sting. Any clue what that black dot is? Does it protrude, or is it under the skin?

    Or an infection. Go to a doctor.

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    ApogeeApogee Lancks In Every Game Ever Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Hay, another Torontonian.

    Given our lack of deadly insects, I'm going to guess it's a bee stigner or something stuck in the skin. Go visit a doctor/clinic, it's free anyway. Don't go the ER :P.

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    LeCausticLeCaustic Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Apogee wrote: »
    Hay, another Torontonian.

    Given our lack of deadly insects, I'm going to guess it's a bee stigner or something stuck in the skin. Go visit a doctor/clinic, it's free anyway. Don't go the ER :P.

    I thought you Canadians got everything for free with healthcare? :P

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    sYnistersYnister Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    LeCaustic wrote: »
    Apogee wrote: »
    Hay, another Torontonian.

    Given our lack of deadly insects, I'm going to guess it's a bee stigner or something stuck in the skin. Go visit a doctor/clinic, it's free anyway. Don't go the ER :P.

    I thought you Canadians got everything for free with healthcare? :P

    sure but we wouldn't want to clog up the ER with pointless cases. hell at the last check, the average wait time to see a doctor in an ER in Montreal is about 20 hours http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/27/mtl-er-wait-times.html

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    ApogeeApogee Lancks In Every Game Ever Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah, if you go to the ER bleeding or with a broken limb, you get seen promptly. If you go it with a bee sting, the will make you wait until the waiting room is empty (i.e. 5-6 hours) just to teach you a lesson.

    I think the general rule is, if you can walk in, you can probably walk out to a clinic and stop waisting valuable doctor time. Obviously some exceptions...

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    LeCausticLeCaustic Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    sYnister wrote: »
    LeCaustic wrote: »
    Apogee wrote: »
    Hay, another Torontonian.

    Given our lack of deadly insects, I'm going to guess it's a bee stigner or something stuck in the skin. Go visit a doctor/clinic, it's free anyway. Don't go the ER :P.

    I thought you Canadians got everything for free with healthcare? :P

    sure but we wouldn't want to clog up the ER with pointless cases. hell at the last check, the average wait time to see a doctor in an ER in Montreal is about 20 hours http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/27/mtl-er-wait-times.html

    Can you make a reservation? :mrgreen: I'm joking, I figured it was like that anyways. In any case, I highly recommend seeing a doctor instead of coming a forum that shouldn't be giving medical advice in the first place.

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