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Skin Care and Diseases

Painful spider bite

04/04/2007

Question:

i have a very large painful spider bite on my rear end it is about the size of a grapefruit with a hard area the size of a softball and a black area the size of a quarter. It is ozing blood and watery liquid and is very painful . cant sit barely walk but i can not afford a dr. it is going on 7 days old and hurts very bad. what do i do????

Answer:

This question has been forwarded by Allergies:

Spider bites can be serious. The lesion you are describing warrants an examination by a physician. It is risky to provide advice without seeing the actual lesion.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University