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Nasty Spider Bite on Finger

Victim is Worried that a Staph Infection May Follow


Updated July 13, 2010

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Nasty Spider Bite on Finger
P. Kennedy, About.com Guest

From P. Kennedy, About.com Guest:

"Felt something crawling on the back of my neck while in the woods. I slapped at it. Felt something crawl across my finger. About five minutes later the finger began to have a burn/tingle sensation at the spot of the rotted skin. It took several days for this to get to the point as pictured. Actually this is 6 days later."

P. Kennedy is worried that a staph infection will settle into the wound now that it's healing. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic and lanced it to express the pus, but the possibility of an infection is still a concern.

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