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Fri 29th July 2016 16:11 by Tadas Kaminskas
Multiple spider bites
Hi everyone, wanted to ask you for help identifying what has been biting me. This is the only spider website I could find. In the last 10 days I have been bitten 4 times on my left leg while sleeping. About 2-3 days between each bite. The first bite was on the shin, the usual hardened lump that's a bit hot and itchy. Had it before, no worries. A few days later another bite on the ankle. Again I wasn't worried, it left the same mark as other bite higher up. A few days later a third bite close to the second one on the ankle. The same kind of mark. Annoying but not the end of the world. Now last night I got the forth bite, again on the ankle close to the second and third bites. While sleeping I remember scratching it as it felt itchy and when I woke up there was yellow puss coming out of the bites #2 and #3. And the whole area is swollen and firm and warm. I think one bites is okay or even multiple bites in different locations. But it seems that 3 bites in one place was just too much for the ankle. It's now been over 10 hours and the puss still keeps running. I'm not that worried about the bites, it will probably be okay in a few days. Though I am a bit worried about that spider coming back and biting me again a few more times... Any idea what spider could do this? It must be quite cleaver to keep coming back like this and biting me in the same place. Is my leg going to liquefy if it keeps biting me?

This is how it looked just earlier:

Spider bites Copyright: Tadas Kaminskas

This is how it looks now after I washed it:

Spider Bite Marks Copyright: Tadas Kaminskas


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