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
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.
thank you my hand is also feeling slightly like its asleep. i will keep an eye on it
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
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.
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????
also thanks for the replys
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.