Tell us where your bite is (arm, leg, nose, whatever)
back of ankle
Why I think it's a spider bite
I didn't see what bit me, but i'm 99 % positive I was bit outdoors. The wound has 2 bites marks within millimeters of each other. It hasn't healed and/or gone away for 4 days. Also I live in central florida so it being a spider bite is quite likely. Its also likely to be a number of other things for the same reason i guess, so mainly its the 2 bites so close to each other making me think it was a spiders fangs
I was out in the yard for 20 minutes digging up and potting a couple plants. When i came inside i noticed the back of my ankle was itchy, i didn't look at it to much, just figuring i was bit by a fly or mosquito or something along those lines. I didnt clean it or pay much attention to it the rest of the night, just put cortizone on it to deal with the itch. The next day at work I noticed a slight sting and the area was still very itchy. I looked and it had turned into 2 hard red bumps, and was oozing a clear liquid. I cleaned it well, hydrogen peroxide, neosporin, and a bandaid. It has gradually been getting bigger (more raised up as in the bumps, not getting wider or anything) and has continued to ooze out clear liquid for the past 5 days. I have been cleaning it regularly and putting antibiotic cream on the area. But it just seems to be getting worse. I did itch it the first day it happened with my nails so i am wondering if i could have just infected the wound then, and if it would not have been this bad had I not touched it with dirty nails and disinfected it right away. (this is most likely the case, i only mention it because i dont know if it would have become infected and oozed at all in the first place so this may not be a symptom of my "spider bite")
- Don't just pass an itch for a mosquito bite unless you saw the culprit!
- Clean wounds immediatley, do not wait a day.