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What kind of insect leaves a black spot on your skin?

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what kind of insect leaves a black spot on your skin?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Smoore replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomerbr />
The black mark could be dried blood, could you please give more details about the bite?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It looks like ink on my skin. it keeps getting darker
Expert:  Smoore replied 8 years ago.

Is the spot getting bigger?
Any pain?
Any swelling?
Is the spot warm to the touch?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
it does not seem so far to be getting bigger. it does not hurt and is a little puffy, almost puffy like a mosquito bite, and seems to be the same temp as my skin. i got bit earlier this afternoon.
Expert:  Smoore replied 8 years ago.
ThanksCustomerbr />
It is impossible to tell what insect you were bitten by.
Does the black area seem to be growing?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no, its not getting bigger, just blacker. i just wanted to make sure it wasn't a brown recluse spider. my family freaked me out!!! and what is more strange is we cant see any bite marks...
Expert:  Smoore replied 8 years ago.
If the blackening of the skin continues I would recommend that you do seek medical attention.

A bite from a brown recluse spider would start with a small white blister will appear where the brown recluse bit, the skin surrounding the blister will also become swollen. Later as the area becomes infected it will get extremely red in color and the tissue also becomes rather hard.