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spider bite or pimple? Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
22nd Mar '12

I noticed a bump on my cheek, under my eye, a couple of nights ago. It was somewhat red and seemed like a deep pimple coming up. Well, now it's not so much a bump, only hurts if I touch it (yes, don't touch it, I know) and is kind of purple. Wtf?

Tracie List Due April 29 (boy); Iowa 2070 posts
22nd Mar '12

if its purple, id either call a dr, or sterilize a needle and lance it.

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
22nd Mar '12
Quoting Tracie List:" if its purple, id either call a dr, or sterilize a needle and lance it."



I don't have a primary care doctor and I don't want to go to the ER for what could be a pimple.

......................... Due July 31 (girl); Beverly Hills, California 1105 posts
22nd Mar '12
Quoting Tracie List:" if its purple, id either call a dr, or sterilize a needle and lance it."


NOOO. If it's a spider bite, it can make it worse to puncture it!
I had a brown recluse bite and tried doing that, and they told me if I hadn't gone to the ER to have it properly looked at and taken care of, it would've literally eaten away at the surrounding tissue.
If it's painful, and itched at first, it's probably a spider bite.
Pimple or spider bite, don't try to pop it or pierce the skin.

......................... Due July 31 (girl); Beverly Hills, California 1105 posts
22nd Mar '12
Quoting Tracie List:" if its purple, id either call a dr, or sterilize a needle and lance it."


double post. sorry.
I'd call Ask a Nurse hotline if you don't wanna make a trip to the ER and don't have a doctor.

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
22nd Mar '12
Quoting Maizie + Jordan = Ava !:" NOOO. If it's a spider bite, it can make it worse to puncture it! I had a brown recluse bite and tried ... [snip!] ... it's painful, and itched at first, it's probably a spider bite. Pimple or spider bite, don't try to pop it or pierce the skin."


Yeah, i don't think it's a spider bite anymore. I guess I just freaked. It never itched and it hasn't gotten more red or more pain.

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
22nd Mar '12
Quoting Maizie + Jordan = Ava !:" double post. sorry. I'd call Ask a Nurse hotline if you don't wanna make a trip to the ER and don't have a doctor."



All nurses will tell you just to come in.

......................... Due July 31 (girl); Beverly Hills, California 1105 posts
22nd Mar '12
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" All nurses will tell you just to come in."

Not in my experience..