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Old 12-11-2012, 02:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I was bit my a wolf spider...we believe. My girls had a sleepover in our back yard w/ tents. I was cleaning up and was folding up a sleeping bag...I "think" this was when it happened.

The site was on my upper/inside leg....kind of close to my bikini line...yeah I know The site was really swollen, hot to the touch, painful and itchy. I actually started to feel lethargic and that's what made me go to the doctor because it scared me. I was on antibiotics for a month...they tested me for lyme...just in case. Once the swelling went down you could see two little puncture marks. It took several months for the site to completely go away.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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OMG I am so glad I live in a cold climate!!!

hope you're doing ok, and that you don't need any meds!
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was bit by a Wolf spider as well. I leaned against a wall in a stall, too close to it's lair. It bit me before I could move my hand. That didn't stop me from doing the AAGGGGHHHH!!! A SPIDER!!!! dance.

Much the same symptoms, but mine left a nasty looking wart thing on my hand. I had to have it removed.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It seemed like my bite was not severe enough to be a hobo, but I had a large red, swollen and intensely itchy circle area beyond the actual wound.
They thought it was staph but I think it was a bite because of the circle of red/itchy that developed.
What helped the most (I was on oral abx) was benadryl ointment. I could manage to not scratch when I used that.

One of the things they told me, as my wound was "weepy" was to not put a bandaid. They gave me a ton of those "telfa" pads to use, and said it will heal, where bandaids will make the ulcer bigger.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes. It was the weirdest thing. I was in my closet early in the morning, and I felt a stinging sort of pain. I looked down, and there was a spider on my foot. I killed the dang thing in anger.

Over the rest of the day, the stinging area swelled up and got kinda white and shiny-looking, with red around it.

I went to the doctor and told her what happened, and she said that it was a wart.

Looks like they're letting anyone into med school nowadays...
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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A WART!??
They didn't believe mine was a spider, either, although it started as a bite!
And within 24hrs. or so it developed the ulcer.
Ick
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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A WART!??
They didn't believe mine was a spider, either, although it started as a bite!
And within 24hrs. or so it developed the ulcer.
Ick
Yes!

I was like, "I SAW the spider on my foot!"

And she still insisted it was a wart. She even froze it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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OMG I am so glad I live in a cold climate!!!

hope you're doing ok, and that you don't need any meds!
I do live in a cold climate too---it's been around 25 degrees here, but it's been overall more mild this early winter. I'm sure there are plenty of places for them to still be living and active--like my house.

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It seemed like my bite was not severe enough to be a hobo, but I had a large red, swollen and intensely itchy circle area beyond the actual wound.
They thought it was staph but I think it was a bite because of the circle of red/itchy that developed.
What helped the most (I was on oral abx) was benadryl ointment. I could manage to not scratch when I used that.

One of the things they told me, as my wound was "weepy" was to not put a bandaid. They gave me a ton of those "telfa" pads to use, and said it will heal, where bandaids will make the ulcer bigger.
Hmmm. According to google, covering it helps avoid the scarring. Also, how bad the wound is depends on the age of the spider, how much venom it has released into the bite, and whether it's male or female. Mine was not big and bumpy or really itchy--it just suddenly appeared as a bright red "angry" spot. Much like a burn would've. Then over the last 24 hours, a yellowish-blister has developed with a little bit of a bloody spot right in the middle. I HAD to put a band-aid on to go running, just the soft brush of my tech shirt hurt when I put it on.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Oh yeah cover it for sure, but to avoid the ulcer, or if you have an ulcer already, use the nonstick "Telfa" pads, as opposed to bandaids.

The telfas absorb better AND don't peel the forming scab off when you remove/change it.

I used one with 4 strips of tape to hold it on. It was oozing everywhere
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I got bit by a brown recluse one time, I was sick as a dog but thank goodness the hole in my leg didn't end that big in the end and I started on antibiotics right away. I had a dog bit by a black widow and it didn't live a week, and all the medical care it could have.
I seen something on the animal plant about hobo spiders. I didn't know they where that poisonous?
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