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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I woke up one morning with a red bump on the back of my leg and it itched all day. As the day progressed it became about 3 inches around. Very red and itchy in the middle and white and itchy around. …More
I'm pretty sure it bit me in my sleep, and the thought of a fair sized spider crawling on me in my bed while I sleep creeps me out. I have no problem with spiders, as long as I don't have to share my…More
We were standing along the Indian River in Titusville, FL waiting to see the shuttle launch. I was the only stupid one to wear sandals! We were going to be driving home to PA after it launched and I …More
I was either doing housework or sleeping, don't really remember. But after I noticed the possible bite, I remembered rubbing my left ankle with my right foot because of feeling a sharp prick. I never…More
Noticed the bite mark on the top of my two year old sons hand. His hand did swell a little but had gone down by the second day. We didn't visit a doctor. I just monitored him closely and he seemed to…More
It started small -- blister like (yellow white) -- after a few hours the blisters was surrounded by reddish and swollen flesh, which was hard when you touched it. This area just increased in everythi…More
I did not feel a bite at all but started feeling large swelling in the groin. Redness in the groin spread in a broad red line down the inside of my thigh, behind my knee and down to just above the an…More
I woke up in morning with it. I thought it was a mosquito bite, then started to get pain in arm. I went to the doc about 2 days later when the swelling happened and ended up in the hospital with seve…More
About 3-4 months ago I got a bite on my ankle while I was sleeping. When I awoke, my foot was in a lot of pain. I had my brother-in-law look at it. He said I had two distinctive side by side marks an…More
Woke up on Monday morning and there they were. Have not been bitten since. I never saw an actual spider, but spiders have been in our household for ever and we have always sprayed to eliminate intrus…More
I discovered the bites when undressing for a shower. Doc was notified and I was instructed to keep an eye on it for changes. She also told me what symptoms to watch out for. If the appearance doesn't…More
I was sitting on the floor playing with my daughter and my leg started to itch. I pulled my pants leg up and there were four little bumps. When i woke up the next morning, my leg was very puffy and r…More
I was sleeping on the couch because grandma snores and I have school...so I need that precious rest! I've been having my knee hurt around there..but I thought it was just bad knees! and I've been hav…More
Sometime Saturday afternoon (somewhere between 2-7 p.m.)I felt a pinprick while collecting and chopping firewood at a ranch in South Texas. Later that night (about 8 or 9 p.m.) started feeling body a…More