Won't hold anyone to this, but have a question regarding an insect bite I received recently.
It started out like a mosquito bite. Itchy, but I didn't feel the initial bite. Now it's got a large, dark circle around it, sort of like a bruise, but not so dark. It's warm to touch, tender, and the bite itself doesn't show any signs of infection. Have had low-grade fever X 2 days, loss of appetite, fatigue, chest pain, nausea. Does this sound like a spider bite to anyone else?
Brown recluse spiders are NOT endemic to this area (in spite of lore), we're too far north & east. Black widows are supposed to make you sick straight away, and I can't think of any other spiders in this part of Virginia (Northern Piedmont region) that would cause this sort of reaction. So could it be secondary infection because of scratching at the bite?
I'm giving it one more day to begin to subside or will go to my doctor's after hours clinic... still, wondering if anyone has any ideas ??? I've posted a photo on my sparkpage. Thanks
Stay calm and carry on.