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speee1dy
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hi
yesterday at work i was bit by something(dont know what as i didnt see anything) . it started itching and then it started stinging. a bit swollen too. this mornng i get up and there is a bruise where i was bitten. any idea what this might have been. bug ,spider ,other creature??? any ideas would be appreciated

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Topic starter Posted : October 11, 2008 6:06 pm
Alexandra
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keep an eye on it! If it's a brown recluse spider bite, it will grow and develop necrotic tissue around it and you'll need medical attention.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 7:56 pm
speee1dy
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thank you my hand is also feeling slightly like its asleep. i will keep an eye on it

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Topic starter Posted : October 11, 2008 9:22 pm
marlene
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From what I've read or heard, a brown recluse bite will swell up right away. I thought I was bit by a recluse and went to the doctor right away. She said I would have a big swollen area within a short amount of time. Like within an hour

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Posted : October 12, 2008 10:05 am
antiqueone
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Brown recluse bites don't always swell right away. If you have a strong stomach, google "brown recluse bite" images. You can get a really good idea of what that spider can do. For the itching and/ swelling: benadryl or possibly Claritin. Tylenol for the pain. Do NOT use corticosteroid creams. If the area becomes infected or increasingly painful or begins to become necrotic, see your MD right away.

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Posted : October 12, 2008 12:04 pm
speee1dy
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its only slight swelling not that noticable, it did feel like a bee sting . i cant figure out what it was. the bruising is still there this am. i have never been bruised by a biting insect????

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2008 3:48 pm
speee1dy
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also thanks for the replys

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2008 3:49 pm
Bombi
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As you describe your bite, it reminded me how it felt to be bit by a centipede. Even little ones hurt and fell like a bee sting and itch like crazy.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 11:56 am
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