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Question: Reocurring Big Bite without getting bit

 Steelerfanconcernedwife - Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:54 am

My husband got bit this summer by what we think is a spider(2 months ago). It started as a pimple on his forearm and grew witin 24 hours to the size of a golf ball and within 3 days his entire arm was hot and swollen up to his shoulder. He went to the emergency room(they pulled out a stinger and he is allergic to beebites) but this was unlike anything they have seen. He was given several shots and medicine. He was swollen in the face and had feverish chills and reactions. He was off work and after several days he started squeezing some of the fliud out(green thick mucus like) and then it was empty. It has slowly healed but the area around the bite was dead skin and now there is a black hole where the bite orginally was. Now he is experiencing another reaction near the first bite. Is this normal for an infection to keep reoccuring without getting bit and what would bite him like this??? Who should we go and see for this???
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:22 am

User avatar Hi Steelerfanconcernedwife,
It would be unlikely that this would occur again related to the first bite. I would strongly suggest that he be evaluated by a Dermatologist to identify the causative factor.


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