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Poison Ivy or Spider Bite?

A Day in the Yard Leads to Pain and Inflammation

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Updated February 01, 2010

Poison Ivy or Spider Bite?
(c) Michele Bowden

A reader wonders if her husband's bad luck in the backyard is due to poison ivy or poison spiders. Her husband doesn't even sound convinced he got this (possible) bite while doing yard work.

Once again, this seems like a good reason to skip work. I find a lot of these reasons.

What do you think? Michele has asked for feedback. If you've seen a bite like this and want to share your thoughts with her, join the discussion on the First Aid Forum.

Have a spider bite you want to share? Submit a picture of your spider bite.

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