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Fri Oct 21, 2016, 06:49 PM

~ whine ~ a spider thought I might taste good and bit me

ouch since Tuesday! FYI ... spider bites are very painful and danged ugly.

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Reply ~ whine ~ a spider thought I might taste good and bit me (Original post)
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 OP
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2016 #1
Lochloosa Oct 2016 #2
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #4
Lochloosa Oct 2016 #5
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #3
Boxerfan Oct 2016 #6
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #8
Laffy Kat Oct 2016 #7
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #9
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #10
femmocrat Oct 2016 #11
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #12
Wolf Frankula Oct 2016 #13
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #15
Skittles Oct 2016 #14
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #16
lastlib Oct 2016 #17
mnhtnbb Oct 2016 #18
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #19
mnhtnbb Oct 2016 #20
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2016 #21
Blue_Tires Oct 2016 #22
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #25
irisblue Oct 2016 #23
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #24

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 06:52 PM

1. Mentholated vapo rub takes the sting out of a lot of insect bites.

I assume you have checked the bite mark to rule out any dangerous spiders?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 06:58 PM

2. So does witch hazel

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 07:11 PM

4. I almost bought that today.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 07:26 PM

5. I just buy Tucks. The are handy and flushable.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 07:10 PM

3. Well. I did a search for photos of spider bites. Also researched local varieties.

The worst local spider is a Brown Recluse. My bite doesn't look like a recluse bite.

On Tuesday the area swollen by the bite was about the size of the head of a tack and hard. Today the swelling is starting to go down but the redness hasn't gotten any better or worse since yesterday.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 07:32 PM

6. See a physician if you have health care

Spider bites-especially the likes of the recluse (or trapdoor spider that bit me 6 years ago).

They can take months to heal and necropsy is a real issue. look for dead tissue at the fang marks.

Mine took about 3 months to "heal" and still is very visibly scarred in the area. Since I had no health care at the time I used hydrogen peroxide-in a ring I made up-pressed against the skin & pour the peroxide in letting it bubble as long as you can manage.

Got a stern lecture from my Dr after Obamacare let me get covered. Said I could have had a very bad infection as a result.

Hope it gets better & is not a recluse bite.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 08:39 PM

8. If it doesn't look any better by Monday morning I'll talk to my doctor's office about seeing me.

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I'm glad you are ok now.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 08:00 PM

7. I would at least get a tetanus shot. nt

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 08:40 PM

9. Sounds like good advice. I haven't had one since can't remember when.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 03:25 AM

10. I am temped to lance the raised pockets of spider venom.

As it is ... the peroxide only bubbled up slightly just one time (the first time I soaked the bite marks).

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 10:40 AM

11. Good grief. That sounds awful.

Can you go to an urgi-med? You should probably not wait until Monday, and definitely do not lance it yourself.

Take care of yourself, ITW!!!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 03:56 PM

12. I didn't lance it. Nature finally started removing it from my body.

I only want my primary care doctor.
I've been seeing him over 16 years.
[img][/img] If there is any way to treat this with causing more pain, Dr D will find the way. [img][/img]

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 04:58 PM

13. This was a missed opportunity.

You could have gotten a blue, red and black body suit, spun webs and become a super hero.

"Spiderman, Spiderman,
Friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
Spins webs, eats flies."

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 06:17 PM

15. It isn't over ... yet.




I have a fever.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 05:30 PM

14. you want I should kick some biting octo-legged ass, In_The_Wind?

LEMME AT IT!!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 06:17 PM

16. yes, please

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 07:32 PM

17. Well, you can't accuse it of bad taste..... :)

Seriously, take extra good care of it, AND of yourself, my friend! I doubt little Spidey has brushed his teeth recently, let alone gargled, so infection is a strong possibility even if venom is not.

Keep us posted! And give yourself a few of these!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 06:49 AM

18. I had one last spring that was so big and ugly I went to the doc

just to make sure it wasn't a brown recluse bite. The red and hard area was the size of a quarter. I could also see the fang marks.

I had been out cleaning up the screened porch and whatever did it must have gotten me then. It did take several days for the swelling to go down.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:00 AM

19. I can't believe how sick I am! Ran a fever off and on since Friday. Sleeping lots more than normal.

Yup, I could see the fang marks. The skin is starting to fall off around the bite location. Oh! And the bite location is a problem: if I sit up the bite, on the top part of my thigh, receives pressure from my hip. So the poison spread across 3 inches. I have a headache, slightly nauseous. Obviously, I am allergic to spider bites

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:28 PM

20. Did you go to the doc? If not, you need to go. NOW!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 03:33 PM

21. GO TO THE DOCTOR!

If you can't get an appointment today, go to the ER. This is not negotiable. You must have it looked at today. Until you get there, take a pen and draw a border around the edge of the affected area and write the time. When you get to the doctor, they will be able to tell if it's still speading and how fast. The bite has most likely become infected with staph, possibly MRSA. Do not mess around with this. TODAY!!!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 04:08 PM

22. I at least hope you got your revenge killing...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 12:08 PM

25. Nah. It bit and ran. I never knew what happened until hours later.

It was a sunny day. About 70 degrees. Perfect weather for window washing and putting things away before winter. I guess the spider was looking for a safe winter home and I disturbed her.





Last night's cold snap plus spider killer spread all around the foundation should put a dent in the spider population.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 05:02 PM

23. yeah how are you doing?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 12:00 PM

24. Starting to feel better. The bite is still draining but I'll survive.

Thanks for asking.

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