Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 19

Thread: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

  1. #1
    Pet Sitter LoveMyBully82's Avatar
    Location
    Houston, Texas, United States
    Posts
    320
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    I know a lot of you are pretty knowledgeable about various things, so I figure I should ask about this spider that bit me. It was a tiny black spider with some white markings on its body and legs. It was in my back yard but I have also seen a few of them in the house (I live in TX btw). It also doesn't crawl, it jumps! I tried to look up "small jumping spiders" online, but the spiders I'm seeing are larger than the one that bit me (they are described as dime/nickel-sized, but mine was much much smaller than that). The "jumping spiders" that look similar (but are bigger) are not poisonous and most people have little/no reaction to the bite. I got bitten on my leg yesterday and at first it felt like a mosquito bite, but then I looked down and saw the spider (and screamed of course). It kind of hurt for a bit and then started to swell. This is how my body usually reacts to bites and stings, so it was no different. But now, this bump is HUGE, warm to the touch, a little red, and itches like a son-of-a-gun!! I'm not feeling nauseated or dizzy or anything, and the skin isn't broken, so I think I'm OK. What do you guys think? Have you ever encountered or been bitten by a spider like the one I described?

  2. #2
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    maybe @Davidh knows these spiders! You should take Benadryl...

  3. #3
    Pet Sitter LoveMyBully82's Avatar
    Location
    Houston, Texas, United States
    Posts
    320
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    Thanks! I have Benedryl in the house, but I always think of it for Jackson and not myself. lol. I'll take some when I get home.

  4. #4
    Queenie I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    JeannieCO's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Conifer, Colorado
    Posts
    13,413
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Emma, Max, Wilson & Jack (Sally RIP 3/14/16)
    Likes (Received)
    620

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    Dang, sorry you got bite by the spider. I HATE them!! Do you have any swelling or redness around the bite? Just curious.
    Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack

  5. #5
    Lucy-licious
    Guest

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    Swelling, redness, heat and itchiness are all inflammatory responses to infection. You might have a touch of cellulitis, an infection in the skin....try the Benadryl and cold compress...if no improvement with 24-48 hrs or it seems to be getting worse rather than better you will need to get to the docs for antibiotics xx

  6. #6
    Wrinkle Wiper angelIV's Avatar
    Posts
    133
    Bulldog(s) Names
    philly
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    I'm with Lucy on this I recommend a visit to the doctor. If swelling and redness don't go away I 24 hrs.

  7. #7
    Bully lov'in wonder from down under Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Ftse 100's Avatar
    Real Name
    Julie
    Country
    Australia
    Location
    Qld Australia
    Posts
    6,772
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ftse
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1953

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    I would go to the Doc's just t be sure. Some of our spiders here are deadly, but if one one got on me I would probably pass out from fright anyway as I petrified of them even them tinnie winnie ones.

  8. #8
    ..........
    Real Name
    Bruce
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    0
    Bulldog(s) Names
    HRH Princess Gracie, aka: HRH; Princess Amelia Pond, aka: Amy
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ftse 100 View Post
    I would go to the Doc's just t be sure. Some of our spiders here are deadly, but if one one got on me I would probably pass out from fright anyway as I petrified of them even them tinnie winnie ones.

    Seems like EVERYTHING over there is poisonous LOL

  9. #9
    Pet Sitter LoveMyBully82's Avatar
    Location
    Houston, Texas, United States
    Posts
    320
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    Thanks for your responses everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Dang, sorry you got bite by the spider. I HATE them!! Do you have any swelling or redness around the bite? Just curious.
    I hate spiders too! There is swelling, redness, and its hot to the touch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    Swelling, redness, heat and itchiness are all inflammatory responses to infection. You might have a touch of cellulitis, an infection in the skin....try the Benadryl and cold compress...if no improvement with 24-48 hrs or it seems to be getting worse rather than better you will need to get to the docs for antibiotics xx
    Thaks for this info. It is still red, itchy, and swollen and the Benadryl didn't seem to help. It hasn't gotten worse, but I'm thining of calling the doctor if it doesn't get better w/in the next few hrs. I would try the cold compress, but I'm at work now and don't have access to anything.

  10. #10
    Lucy-licious
    Guest

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    Quote Originally Posted by LoveMyBully82 View Post
    Thanks for your responses everyone!

    I hate spiders too! There is swelling, redness, and its hot to the touch.

    Thaks for this info. It is still red, itchy, and swollen and the Benadryl didn't seem to help. It hasn't gotten worse, but I'm thining of calling the doctor if it doesn't get better w/in the next few hrs. I would try the cold compress, but I'm at work now and don't have access to anything.
    Sounds infected hunny..I think antibiotics are needed x

  11. #11
    Pet Sitter LoveMyBully82's Avatar
    Location
    Houston, Texas, United States
    Posts
    320
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    Sounds infected hunny..I think antibiotics are needed x
    That sucks! Well, I'm going to call my doctor in an hour or so and see if she can see me today.

  12. #12
    ..........
    Real Name
    Sandra
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,010
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sarah aka cow
    Likes (Received)
    3

    Default Re: Spider Bite Yesterday...OUCH!

    aw keep us updated. i see spider bite victims in my drug store kinda frequently so its not unusual to go to the dr for it. best safe then wait and it gets worse.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •