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Swollen Leg

Submit an Entry: Spider Bite Pictures from Spider Bite Victims

By Kelsey Rix

Updated July 12, 2010

Swollen Leg

Spider bite

Swollen Leg

Another view

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

Leg

Why I think it's a spider bite

Three prong marks, swelling surrounding bite, typical of spider bite

What happened

Unsure. It is in a child, 2 years old. Noticed the bite this morning. It may have been this morning, possibly could have been during the night? Progressively gotten worse over the course of the day. We have not seen a doctor yet, might possibly see the doctor.

Advice

  • We will be giving child Tylenol as well as Benadryl
  • Afterbite was not affective in alleviating the swelling
  • Attempted to aspirate some of the puss out - slight amount of clear fluid expressed.
  • Bite is painful to touch for child
  • Permanent marker used to mark the swelling and will monitor to see if it gets worse
  • Child currently has a runny nose as well
  • We have not seen a doctor yet

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