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Old 07-15-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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swollen area on hand, might be a spider bite

my boyfriend has a large swollen area on his hand. he didn't want to post it so i am for him >_> anyways it started out like a little mosquito bite but in a about 2 days its a swollen area of like 1-1 1/2 inch in diamiter. he's been itching it subconciously, but besides that he hasn't been iching it at all. it's getting noticably bigger... within a few hours you can actually tell how much more its swelled. i'm worried, but we don't have health insurance so i don't want to go to the hospital and get 700 dollars more in hospital bills should we wait it out and see how bad it is or just go check it out?

btw i didn't know where to post this so i just posted here O_o

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Old 07-16-2006, 03:15 AM   #2
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Schedule a doctor appointment immediately if you don't want to go to hospital of course!

Old 07-16-2006, 08:02 AM   #3
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Re: swollen area on hand, might be a spider bite

Hi Ariaden. Get photos of the swelling for documentation. Place something near it, like a coin or ruler, to give it size defintion. Then you have evidence of it if needed.

Is there any kind of a rash? Do you think he could have been bitten by a tick?

I agree, he needs to see a doctor.

Old 07-19-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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Re: swollen area on hand, might be a spider bite

i know that this post is late i hope this guy has seen md by but just to fyi u guys....spider bites are fairly uncommon. most of the time we people think they have spider bit it in a MERSA infection THAT ALSO NEEDS URGENT. Just fyi. i hop your boyfriend is doing better and on treatment.

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