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Old 07-16-2008, 09:12 AM   #11
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I have had bites that look similar only mine were much larger, the entire back of my leg was red and puffy. The bite site gets tennis ball size. Then the relentless itching started but if you itch the area it spreads. It takes a month to heal, in the meantime it drains and still itches. Try a warm compress of epsom salts, it will have a drawing effect and the red won't spread. If you have any doubts, see a doctor. My spider visits every Spring and bites while I'm asleep. I become the Spiderbuster!

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:24 AM   #12
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Yeah, I was thinking it must be a bite because I think I would have remembered hitting it hard enough to bruise it like that.
I'm always coming up with bruises like that on my feet, but I have neuropathy, so I don't always know when I've done it.
Still, it looks like a bruise to me. You may have hit a vein just right, or been so busy you just didn't notice. It always takes me 3-5 days for a bruise to show up.

I think that's a nice clean-looking foot.

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:35 AM   #13
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Main thing I guess is to keep an eye on it for any more changes. Could it be some kind of allergic skin reaction? Like maybe something you had on your feet lately?
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:54 AM   #14
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:39 PM   #15
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Thanks ya'll. I still don't know what it is but the swelling is much better today and most of the redness has turned kinda brown. Still not painful so I think I'm good. I'll watch it til it goes away. You guys are the best!

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