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Possible spider bite

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JK201 Tue 29-Oct-19 19:07:39

This appeared on DH calf this morning. He has no memory of knocking himself to cause a bruise and it's totally painless. The white round bit in the middle is very hard and feels like a definite lump inside.

Could this be a spider bite? I'm pretty certain it's not a tick bite. We do have dogs and walk through woods most days and he did mow the lawn on Sunday but obviously it could be from anywhere.

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BillHadersNewWife Tue 29-Oct-19 20:42:03

No. I live in Oz where spider bites (from non poisonous spiders) are pretty common and they don't look like that. If there's a bite, you should see the puncture marks. Two of them.

I would keep an eye on it if he has no memory of knocking it. Unexplained bruises should be watched. If he has any others pop up, see the doctor.

narcissistseverywhere Tue 29-Oct-19 22:24:04

I can see two black puncture marks (unless they are freckles), exactly what DS has on his nose after a school trip to an activity centre. It's still red and swollen a week later

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