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Old 07-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Bite??? - Not For People With Foot Phobias

I wanted to see if someone here has had a spider bite (or other kind of bite) that looks anything like this. I woke up this morning with this on the top of my foot. It wasn't there last night. It looks like a big bruise but I don't remember injuring it or anything. It is totally painless. It has swollen a fair amount since I took this picture but it doesn't seem to be redder. I can't see any place in the middle of it that has a bite looking area. (Maybe I bumped it over the weekend during the renovating but I don't remember anything like that.) Sorry if the foot picture grosses anybody out.

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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Because of the purplish look it has, it could very well be a bite. From what, no telling. I would just watch it carefully. If you start feeling sick or feverish, go to er!
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:52 PM   #3
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Because of the purplish look it has, it could very well be a bite. From what, no telling. I would just watch it carefully. If you start feeling sick or feverish, go to er!
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.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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looks like a bruise to me. i am always getting them and mostly don't remember the bump that caused it. do you bruise easily? keep an eye on it.

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:08 PM   #5
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I'd say a bruise of that size, especially if swollen, would be a bit tender to the touch. Does it itch at all?
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:14 PM   #6
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No, it doesn't itch or hurt at all except that it has swollen a fair amount now so it feels "tight". I never bruise, but I have been on high dose aspirin for the past 2 months because I clot too fast so maybe I do bruise more easily now. But it really is completely painless. When I googled spider bites, all the bad ones said they really, really hurt so I'm thinking it's not like a terribly venomous bite, whatever it is.
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I don't like feet but I'll get over it just this once for you! :)
DH had a mystery thing on the back of his neck last year, we chalked it up to spider bite too... never hurt, just itched.
Maybe a biting fly or something? They chew the crap out of lego girl. She's tasty.
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I don't like feet but I'll get over it just this once for you! :)
DH had a mystery thing on the back of his neck last year, we chalked it up to spider bite too... never hurt, just itched.
Maybe a biting fly or something? They chew the crap out of lego girl. She's tasty.
Well, I can understand them biting Lego Girl - she's delicious!
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:31 AM   #9
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I haven't been bitten but since I have been home I have had 4 small under the skin hard red bumps (on my legs and thigh) that start out very sore and itch to the point that I make them bleed and get red all around them. (diabetics are very susceptible to infections in a blink of an eye) No idea what they are.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:02 AM   #10
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My cellulitis started out like that. Does it feel warm? You might want to go to a clinic or your doctor and have it looked at.

Cellulitis: Symptoms - MayoClinic.com
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