A lot of things get blamed on spiders: pimples, infections, parasites, other bugs, you name it. About.com First Aid gets hundreds of pictures of various lesions that may or may not have come from nefarious spiders.
Sometimes lesions are caused by spider bites and sometimes they're not. Whether a spider is to blame doesn't matter as much as whether it's time to see a doctor and get aggressive treatment. These are some possible spider bites, shared by the victims themselves.
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Don't know but we where at a holiday resort in south africa, north- west, hartbeesspoortdam but I didn't notice any spider bitting me must have being during the night cause I don't wake easy or while…More
It came on over night. I have 2 cats ,they use litter box downstairs ,i am the one who cleans that and changes the litter,i have noticed a spider in it.that is why i think this whole thing originate…More
I woke up in pain. I saw the irritation on my arm. At that time there were two small separate blisters within about a centimeter of each other. There was a rather large swollen red area surrounding …More
I just found the bite a few minutes ago.I've had unexplainable illnesses all week, even affecting my mental condition. It's Sunday so I will wait until tomorrow to see a doctor. Luckily, I have an ap…More
On a ladder against an old power pole, fitting some brackets, leaning close to the pole and a trip to and from gained a tick and a spider bite. In the beginning, I assumed the spider bite was the tic…More
I was out in the shead. I felt as if something was in my hair. I keep messing with my hair as if what ever I felt would fall out. Later that day there was a small swollen spot. Didn't think much of i…More
I was napping on the davenport on a thurs afternoon. Woke up to a bump that kind of stung and itched. Like a bee. Didn't pay much attention until it started getting bigger. The next day I was really …More
I was at school skating and I took my pants of because I had shorts on under them and I thought I had a Miskito bite it was itching so didn't think nothing of it but the next day their was a big whit…More
Watching tv and moved a little to get comfortable and felt it bite . Thought nothing of it until it started to hurt then kept getting worse Went to dr and confirmed bite an said it got infected proba…More
major chills set in...under blanket with hoodie over my head for almost two days...high fever...woke up with huge red ear...whole thing swollen...plus my neck and around the ear....bad headache espec…More
I was at work around 7:00 pm and the areas began to itch. so I scratched them. The next day i noticed that they were tender, large, red, swollen. They are hot. One are is hard and slightly lighter th…More
I was in a large furniture warehouse store, sat on many display pieces of sofas and beds, and about 15 minutes after leaving the store I felt very itchy. My friend noticed the bites on my back and th…More
I was preparing to shower, caught a glimpse of my leg and realized the sting i had just felt was reality-based.(I write this 35 minutes after discovery of wound.) No sighting of culprit. Bite point w…More
I woke up with this bite (it's happened a few times before in the last 3 weeks) and they just keep coming. I'm not sure if it's in my bed, or pillow. But if it was, wouldn't i have gotten bit in othe…More