Spider bite? on my head??

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“Rawr!”

Since: Apr 09

TaylorTown

#1 May 23, 2009
I had a bump come up on the back of my head wednesday morning. Dunno where it came from or how it got there. Pretty sure I hadn't hit my head in my sleep, from how big it was it would have woken me up to have hit something that hard.
Today (friday) I noticed it felt a little bigger, and that it started to hurt more. It'd actually spread down towards my neck some, and my left lymp node(dunno if i spelled that right) had started swelling.
Went to Minor emergency a little later, and has the doctor look at it. He told me it was a skin infection, that MIGHT have been caused by getting bit by a spider on my head, in my sleep.
Kinda freaking out a little...I dunno what kind of spider could have bit me, or even if it was a spider.
I'm going to see my actual doctor on Monday, but til then I was wondering if anyone here might have any advice, or know what it could be.7372
Judy

Cleveland, OH

#2 May 23, 2009
Spider bites can indeed cause swelling and redness. You might obtain some relief from from a tube of this over-the-counter cream:

Aveeno 1% Hydrocortisone

Although this cream is not an anti-infectant, the active ingredient of this cream should help reduce the symtoms from a spider bite.

Aveeno makes several products. If you do decide to use this cream, make sure it is the product that comes in a tube with a horizontal brown colored line on it, with the phrase 1% hydrocortisone on it. They have a similar product with a blue line on it but it doesn't have any hydrocortisone in it and it will not be as effective.

Here is a link to a site that will provide you with pictures and information regarding spider bites.

http://www.badspiderbites.com/spider-bite-pic...

Lymph swelling can be indicative of infection. A visit to your physician is definitely in order.
marissa

Alhambra, CA

#3 Jun 17, 2011
woke up this morning and i notice a big bump on my head and it hurts i was also thinking i might off been a spider bite
spider

Paris, TX

#4 Jun 17, 2011
Wash you sheets at least once a week in hot water and vacuum the areas under/around your bed, including the headboard area.
Thalia

United States

#5 Aug 20, 2012
marissa wrote:
woke up this morning and i notice a big bump on my head and it hurts i was also thinking i might off been a spider bite
I woke up this morning and there was a bump, it's red, and it hurts. Idk? I never had a spider bite, was urs a spider bite
really

Euless, TX

#6 Aug 20, 2012
It's called cellulitis which is a skin infection. It may be an abscess. If it doesn't open up an start to drain, It may have to be lanced, to drain the pus. Apply hot compresses as hot as u can stand it without burning yourself 20 min at time several times a day. This will help bring it to a head and help relieve the pain. This is more often than not caused by staph. Since its on your head it may be an inflamed hair follicle called foliculitis
Brett

Australia

#7 Aug 23, 2012
Hi I also think I have been bitten by a spider noticed a lump on left side of me head then next day a lynth node came up behind my ear and to days latter two more poped up on my neck. Could this be a spider?
Kimberly Henn

Auburn, MA

#8 Nov 26, 2012
I believe that I was bit by a spider about a month ago. Th bump was a good size and hurt like crazy. Lasted for about three weeks now I have a bald spot there about the size of a dime. The bump is not completely gone either. Should I go and get checked out?
mike h

Wyoming, MI

#9 Nov 26, 2012
Thalia wrote:
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I woke up this morning and there was a bump, it's red, and it hurts. Idk? I never had a spider bite, was urs a spider bite
omg i have 1 too, had it since yesterday morning & it's doubled in size. donno if its from picking at it er wat... im scarred tho. i go see my suboxone doc tomorrow i might c if he can look at it if not ill have to go to the er maybe ???? scarred sh**less tho
Majeston

Jacksonville, FL

#10 Dec 21, 2012
Das Jen,
I have exactly the same symtoms as you. Wife says spider bite.
Kelly

Milford, MA

#11 Jan 28, 2013
My boyfriend woke up Saterday morning with 2 red bumps on his head. Then more on Monday morning. He said they hurt. I think it is spider bites seeing he live around all woods. Any answers? He also had 2 dogs, I thought maybe they digs brought them in the house.
next

Royse City, TX

#12 Jan 28, 2013
Some people think they've been bitten by a spider when in fact they have a staph infection, which looks similiar to a swollen spider bite. I'd treat the bump as if it were staph and take precautions so that it doesn't spread to others.
RNS

Paris, TX

#13 Jan 31, 2013
next wrote:
Some people think they've been bitten by a spider when in fact they have a staph infection, which looks similiar to a swollen spider bite. I'd treat the bump as if it were staph and take precautions so that it doesn't spread to others.
Also make sure everything is clean!
pika101

Auckland, New Zealand

#14 Mar 24, 2013
ive got something like that it hurts (not much) but i know theres some medicine for that
WoOdY

United States

#15 Mar 25, 2013
i woke up this morning too with a swelled up head...then i realized it was just morning wood
Reply

United States

#16 Mar 25, 2013
next wrote:
Some people think they've been bitten by a spider when in fact they have a staph infection, which looks similiar to a swollen spider bite. I'd treat the bump as if it were staph and take precautions so that it doesn't spread to others.
Since they don't date these post I have no idea how old this thread is. But your right about the poor brown recluse being blamed on a lot of staff infec. Immediately get on an anti botic because some strains of staff can kill within days. Don't mess around with waiting to have it form a core and having it removed by Dr. Leddy. I thought I had a staff infec, and after putting things on it I only spread it and then I had 3 places all very close to one another. Each time I took 7 days of sulfa drug it got better but came back. I finally took 14 days of sulfa drugs and it left completely. If it is an extreamity like a foot soak it daily in extreamly hot water with just a touch of dish detergent. Dry spray with sterill water that can be found in cans, and put on sterrill dressing. Mine actually left dark purple scares on my right leg. Strains have mutated to our anti botics and can be extreamly dangerous. Do not use hydrogen peroxide it only gives the infec more oxygen, and alchol just kills your on new cells trying to repair. Keep nails trimmed short and used Bactriban in cue tip in nostrals and along nails.
Joy Jones

Calhoun, LA

#17 Jul 7, 2013
Hello, every yr I get bit by spiders, always in my head, I would love to know why they are so attracted to my head, right now I am suffering from a spider bites all over my head omg it hurts some awful, I get some relief but haven't gone away, I have went to the dr. but it still hurts. I have been treated with sulfer pills & bactriban,& I am allergic to sulfer, so my Dr. prescribe me another antibiotic
Bret

Dearborn, MI

#18 Jul 27, 2013
My 4 year old son was outside with us and got about 6 mosquito bites on his face, come morning he had 3 bites In a triangle of his forehead and a huge swelling in his forehead. One of the three bites looks like it has 2 holes so thinking maybe a spider??? The swelling in forehead was very large but has since gone down... However it seems to have gone down to the bridge of his nose and it is swelled there.... So forehead swelling down but nose still swelled.. Dr over phone said keep eye on him and give beneydryl... Still a bit concerned any input??,, 7/27/13
toughlove

United States

#19 Aug 24, 2013
WoOdY wrote:
i woke up this morning too with a swelled up head...then i realized it was just morning wood


LMAO!!!
Angela

Richland, WA

#20 Aug 27, 2013
Kimberly Henn wrote:
I believe that I was bit by a spider about a month ago. Th bump was a good size and hurt like crazy. Lasted for about three weeks now I have a bald spot there about the size of a dime. The bump is not completely gone either. Should I go and get checked out?
I just want to know if the hair grew back. I had this happen to me about a month ago and have a dime sized bald spot on the top of my head.

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