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3 yo, has red, swollen, golf ball size Spider bite

Hi everyone,

Thank you in advance for your help on this issue:

What appears to be a bug bite on 3 yr old female's left thigh. Epicenter appears to have lost skin, surrounded by a red swollen area about the circumfrence of a golf ball. Appears to show minor bruising beginning on one side of swollen portion. Not more than one day old.

Many thanks for your professional advice.

Sincerely
Tereza
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replied June 26th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

Any Dermatological conditions cannot be diagnosed without a proper medical history and physical examination.

The most common sources of insect bites in the home are bed bugs, human fleas, pet fleas, bird fleas, ticks, Spiders, and other bugs. But the exact insect cannot be identified just by the history provided here.


Most Insect bites will result in varying grade of inflammatory reaction which can result in symptoms like pain, redness, mild swelling and itching.

In addition, inflammatory response of the body, which varies from person to person, changes the appearance of the bites.

Keeping the wound clean with antiseptics and use of topical antibiotics (triple antibiotic) can help prevent secondary infection and aid healing. Use of antiinflammatory medications can help with any swelling and pain. Any associated itching can be helped with the use of antihistamines (benadryl).

If you have any doubts, consult your doctor and seek proper advice.
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