Tell us where your bite is (arm, leg, nose, whatever)
Why I think it's a spider bite
Saw a hobo spider trapped in my shoe.
The bite first appeared as 2 blisters which merged into a single, sunken black scab that looked like this on the third day. My podiatrist says the skin, muscle, and tendons have died all the way down to the bone.
Upper left photo is before removal of some of the dead tissue, right is after initial debriding. Subsequent pictures are at two-week intervals. Three months later it has still not closed.
- Check your shoes if you haven't worn them in a long time! hobo's apparently only inject venom into things they plan to eat, or when they are trapped, as in the case of having been stuck in a shoe. I used Ameri-gel ointment to help heal deep open wounds, it is $25 OTC but works great! you will have to ask the pharmacist to find it. my podiatrist says it likely saved my toe from amputation.