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Spider Bite or Not?

Bite on the Hand Leaves Daughter Wondering

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Updated February 01, 2010

Spider Bite or Not?
(c) Danielle from Binghamton, NY

Seven days after a bite, this victim's daughter wondered what could possibly have bitten her. It grew to this size in a week and skin began to peel away.

The truth is, the victim and her daughter might never know what it was. The victim doesn't remember feeling a bite, which doesn't mean there wasn't one. It could also be a staph infection.

If a "bite" like this doesn't go away, or if it gets worse, it's time to see the doctor. Folks with weak immune systems or complicated endocrine diseases like diabetes should definitely see their doctors when lesions like this show up.

What do you think? Danielle 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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