fuzziebutt

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Mar 9, 2009
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I woke up one morning about a month ago with a little red dot on my right hand. It got bigger, and itched. Yesterday, I finally got what I can describe as a kernel out of it. Now, it has this hole, and the whole top of it is hard, like a callous. And STILL itches! Any ideas? I figure it was a spider, but I'd kinda like to know what kind, if I can.

 

Egghead_Jr

Crowing
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Oct 16, 2010
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Got one just like it on my arm. Definite spider bite and yeah, the hard bump is finally going down after much squeazing and three weeks time.
 

Whispering Winds

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Jan 14, 2009
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It looks and sounds like a spider. Keep a VERY close eye on this; as a guy that comes in the store where I work had a spider bite on is forearm, and it was a mess. . .went to the doctor when he broke out in hives over something and now he has staph infection under his arms in the armpit area. . . he is miserable and on a l-o-n-g regiment of antibiotics.
 

fuzziebutt

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10 Years
Mar 9, 2009
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Someone else told me maybe staph, but the white is dry callused skin, not infection. And Egghead, you are a better man than me if you can squeeze it. It is VERY tender!
 

Knock Kneed Hen

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Feb 15, 2010
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Agree, looks like a staph infection. Put a warm compress on it and gently squeeze to see if anything comes out. . Eventually you will come to the "kernel" or plug. Once that's out it will start to heal.
 

MommyMagpie

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Try some black salve AKA drawing salve. I had a place just like that on my toe last year and black salve stopped the itch and kept it open so it could heal from the inside.
 

fuzziebutt

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Mar 9, 2009
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I dug the kernel out yesterday, and the itching started last night. I kept a bandaid with neosporin over it. Scratched it off in the night. I am leaving it open to dry out. Wish I knew what spider!
 

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