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Spider bite?! (possible tmi and pic) XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
27th Nov '12

So a while back I noticed and irritated red dot under and to the left of my nipple. Today at around 10 I looked at it again and it was dark purple and shiny with a little bit of white. I squeezed on it and some yellowish pus came out. After that just a lot of blood. It was swollen and it looked like it had skin peeling back from around the edge of the redness around the purple. There was also a small puncture on one side. I looked at it just now and it's not swollen anymore but there is another puncture on the other side and its still supper purple. A small amount of pus came out again, and I mean a VERY small amount but its now sore but still shiny and purple. (Obviously it's sore from me messing with it.) It hasn't been sore before now. In fact I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't moved just right in the shower. Could it be a spider bite??
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No BOOBies McGee Due June 9 (girl); 1 child; Shamokin, Pennsylvania 3248 posts
27th Nov '12

May be weird I know but a pic would help us out a lot better

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
27th Nov '12

Sounds like a cyst.

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5821 posts
27th Nov '12

Could it be a staph infection?

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
27th Nov '12

Cyst or boil.

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting No BOOBies McGee:" May be weird I know but a pic would help us out a lot better"


I will post the best I can get hold on

They call me mama. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; La Verne, California 3222 posts
27th Nov '12

Looks and sounds like a cyst.

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting They call me mama.:" Looks and sounds like a cyst."


What do I do about it?! Is there a home remedy? I don't have insurance

Amber Waves 1 child; Charleston, South Carolina 596 posts
27th Nov '12

ingrown hairs do crazy things too sometimes. if its a spider bite and not becoming a mountain of pain and hardness and soreness then it sounds fine. put witch hazel on it. itll heal it in no time! we use witch hazel for every other thing. all natural, dries anything up. if its still sore in just a few days maybe get it looked at if its freaking you out.

They call me mama. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; La Verne, California 3222 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" What do I do about it?! Is there a home remedy? I don't have insurance"


Generally cysts need antibiotics and sometimes need to be cut open and cleaned out by a medical professional so I do believe you need to see a doc. Maybe try to look into some free clinics.

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Amber Waves:" ingrown hairs do crazy things too sometimes. if its a spider bite and not becoming a mountain of pain ... [snip!] ... thing. all natural, dries anything up. if its still sore in just a few days maybe get it looked at if its freaking you out."


It freaked me out because the amount of puss and blood coming out of it was shocking lol

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting They call me mama.:" Generally cysts need antibiotics and sometimes need to be cut open and cleaned out by a medical professional so I do believe you need to see a doc. Maybe try to look into some free clinics."


Ick /: ok will do

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting They call me mama.:" Generally cysts need antibiotics and sometimes need to be cut open and cleaned out by a medical professional so I do believe you need to see a doc. Maybe try to look into some free clinics."



Not true. Most cysts drain and go away on their own. The only time it is concerning if the infection spreads.

They call me mama. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; La Verne, California 3222 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" Ick /: ok will do"

Good luck. Hope it goes away quickly. One thing you call do till you can be seen is mix very warm water with a bit of sea salt and take a napkin (dip it in the water) than place the napkin over the cyst and use it as a compress. Don't squeeze or mess with the lump anymore, hopefully the sea salt will help to draw out the infection.

Amber Waves 1 child; Charleston, South Carolina 596 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting BoOm French Toast:" Not true. Most cysts drain and go away on their own. The only time it is concerning if the infection spreads."


that too.



im tellin ya though, witch hazel will dry that up real fast. totally safe.