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Posted: 6/14/2009 6:32:36 PM EST
About 5-7 days old.
Started as a large pimple looking thing. Popped it and all kinds of yellow puss looking stuff came out.
Crater growing in size.





Sounds like the description on this site.

A picture.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:33:37 PM EST
Dibs on guns and ammo
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:35:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 6:35:33 PM EST by glorifiedG]
lots 'o fireants there, could be one of them there bastages
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:35:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 7:05:15 PM EST by tc2k11]
Maybe. How old is it?

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, but I do play one on ARFcom.

Disclaimer: I also can't read.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:36:09 PM EST
As a Paramedic,,,Yes it does look like a Brown Recluse. GO TO ER NOW to STOP TISSUE DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:36:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 6:38:00 PM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:39:06 PM EST
It looks very similar to the photograph...

Might be worth a trip to medical personnel to get it inspected.

I hate spiders.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:39:23 PM EST
Try an imbedded redbug bite that you have scratched til you have irritated the site. Ive got one now in almost the same spot and its healing up now.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:39:52 PM EST
Keflex 500: ii now, then i qid till gone #42
Mupirocin ung: AAA q 4h x 10 days.

Come back and see me a week from now.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:41:40 PM EST

I don't know if it's a brown recluse.

You should see a doctor.

After you get back from the doctor, go to the gym and do some squats, girly man!!



Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:42:36 PM EST
Yup looks like one on my leg. Get to a Dr. ASAP or that thing is gonna get real big and deep. I shit you not!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:45:02 PM EST
Did you see a spider? Why would it be a spider bite?

Could it be MRSA? Sure, it could be that too, which is a hell of a lot more common and if anything more dangerous.

Go to a doctor.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:47:18 PM EST
I have heard that if you use a stun gun on the wound, it will neutralize the venom, and stop the necrosis.


in the interest of full disclosure, I am not an MD nor do I play one on the internet.


But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:48:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 6:53:00 PM EST by Nlinc]
5-7 days old? I'd think not. maybe some other insect, but not a brown recluse.

This lovely timeline (with pics) may help. link

ETA: after reading someone else's link above, it could be, but if your skin isn't dying like the pics in my link, it shouldn't be serious.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:50:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By thedave1164:
I have heard that if you use a stun gun on the wound, it will neutralize the venom, and stop the necrosis.


in the interest of full disclosure, I am not an MD nor do I play one on the internet.


But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.





Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:57:29 PM EST
It could be a tumor...
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:58:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By hkhamartia:
Keflex 500: ii now, then i qid till gone #42
Mupirocin ung: AAA q 4h x 10 days.

Come back and see me a week from now.


Fax me a script!!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:00:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 7:02:48 PM EST by omega62]
Two recluse threads in one night. Wow.

To the OP: I doubt that is a recluse bite.

ETA: What that DOES look like is skin cancer though. And it is very common on the legs. Go to the doc.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:03:12 PM EST
Looks like something I had on the back of one of my calfs. At first I thought it was a pimple or something but it took a long time to heal. Yellow pus came out. It finally cleared up. I figured it was a bug or spider bite of some kind. As always you should see a doctor to be safe.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:06:26 PM EST
Looks like the start of a staph infection.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:24:16 PM EST
Are you dead yet? If not, then no.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:28:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By thedave1164:
I have heard that if you use a stun gun on the wound, it will neutralize the venom, and stop the necrosis.


in the interest of full disclosure, I am not an MD nor do I play one on the internet.


But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.


Will it help if I videotape the process and then post that video on the internet?
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