1. Health

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Not Like Brown Recluse, But...

Submit an Entry: Spider Bite Pictures from Spider Bite Victims

By rendezvous04

Updated April 08, 2013

Not Like Brown Recluse, But...

What it looked like at the doctor three days ago.

Not Like Brown Recluse, But...

What it looks like currently.

Tell us where your bite is (arm, leg, nose, whatever)


Why I think it's a spider bite

There isn't really any other explanation.

What happened

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 the blisters. By about 3 p.m. the two small blisters had developed into one rather large blister. My regular doctor was out of the office, so we visited an urgent care clinic. The doctor there prescribed me Sulfamethoxazole tablets and directed me to take two tablets twice a day for ten days. He more or less said he didn't know what it was without lancing it and taking a culture. He said that it could be part of the Shingles Virus, but I knew that not to be true as I am only 21 and I've never even had Chicken Pox. About ten minutes after leaving the clinic, I shut the door of my SUV, and it popped anyway. Now, about 3 days later, it's looking pretty ugly. Nothing like the Brown Recluse bites I've seen, but not pretty either.


  • It is a good idea to visit a doctor when something like this happens.

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.