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I have had this bite on my leg since at least yesterday. I…

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I have had this bite...
I have had this bite on my leg since at least yesterday. I did ooze a solid white piece of something out yesterday and then some white fluid today but it is still super tender and has the big red ring around it. How serious is this to get to a doctor?
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 4 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 4 months ago

That could be a brown recluse spider bite

If so, a cortisone injection into it could keep it from getting any larger and forming a crater

So I suggest you see your doctor for it tomorrow

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. So it’s not something I need to go to the emergency room for tonight?
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 4 months ago

No--it's not an emergency situation--tomorrow would be fine

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Could it be staph infection
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Could it be staph infection
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 4 months ago

Sorry for the delay

No--it's not a staph infection

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