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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Yesterday my wife was up moving stuff beside the garage and got bit by something. She didn't see what it was other then that it hurt. When I seen it, it looked like a small bug bite. Looked at it a couple hours later and it started getting this brownish tint to it.

Fast forward to this morning the spot where she got bit is now black and twice the size it was. The area around it is red. The total area of the red is about the size of a 50 cent piece. I don't think it is a recluse bite as she would already have been in severe pain. With it having the black spot it almost seems as though it was some sort of spider bite.

If the wife will let me take a picture of it tonight I will post it then.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:34 AM

Glad it was not a Recluse. Hope all stay well.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:37 AM

George, You might want to get it looked at. Some spider bites can really do some damage to the tissue around the bite area. Don't take any chances of this.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Sorry to hear that, hope it gets better real soon.
Benadryl is your best bet over the counter.
No picture necessary for my opinion. TMI.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 11:35 AM

That's too bad for the wife. I would have the doc take a look too. You never know and that sounds a bit unusual. Not to raise the alarm, but just to be safe.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 11:48 AM

Yesterday my wife was up moving stuff beside the garage and got bit by something. She didn't see what it was other then that it hurt. When I seen it, it looked like a small bug bite. Looked at it a couple hours later and it started getting this brownish tint to it.

Fast forward to this morning the spot where she got bit is now black and twice the size it was. The area around it is red. The total area of the red is about the size of a 50 cent piece. I don't think it is a recluse bite as she would already have been in severe pain. With it having the black spot it almost seems as though it was some sort of spider bite.

If the wife will let me take a picture of it tonight I will post it then.

With that much color change and everything, she needs to go see somebody. Maybe you don't want to try for a doctor's appointment, but maybe one of these minute clinics or something. Even if it isn't a spider bite, something else could be going on. My son had a sting that got infected and we had to get antibiotics and some minor surgery.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 11:54 AM

We are going to go down to the walk in clinic tonight after work. At least to be on the safe side.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Sorry to hear that George. Hope she gets better soon!
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:15 PM

I hope she's OK. My wife got bit by a tiny green spider once and they had to get her to emerg because her whole arm started to swell. She was allergic to whatever it was. Any spiders life expectancy around her is about 0.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:16 PM

If it turned brown or black you better beat feet man! Regardless of spider, their venom destoys tissue and muscle! Go get that looked at PLEASE!
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:41 PM

If it turned brown or black you better beat feet man! Regardless of spider, their venom destoys tissue and muscle! Go get that looked at PLEASE!


I second the above,don't wait go now.Larry
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 01:04 PM

I agree with the others, get it looked at. If she saw it and identified it as something you wouldn't have to worry about, it would be a different story. Since you don't know what it was, go now. It is better to go and have nothing to worry about then it is to stay home and have permanent damage.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 01:11 PM

I promise we will definitely get it looked at. The problem right now is we are stuck at work because my wife can't leave early. I guess 3 of the other five people decided to leave early already since their boss is on vacation.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 02:32 PM

I agree with the others, get it looked at. If she saw it and identified it as something you wouldn't have to worry about, it would be a different story. Since you don't know what it was, go now. It is better to go and have nothing to worry about then it is to stay home and have permanent damage.

Ryan (and George) I'm more concerned about the reaction and the state of the skin surrounding the bite than about what bit her. From George's description, something BAD is happening, for whatever reason. George, let us know how it goes.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Really sounds like it needs to be looked at sooner than later. Glad your taking her in to be looked at. Hope all turns out OK.
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