posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 05:25 PM
Couldn't figure out where to put this, Survival forum seems like the right spot.
My dad just showed me this series of insect/spider bites on his inner bicep area, and I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what it could be.
He said he noticed 3 small red dots there 5-6 days ago, figured they would just go away, and now he's debating whether or not to seek medical
attention. He's been cleaning the area with alcohol and peroxide, but they just seem to be getting worse. They cover about an inch to an inch and a
half in distance from first to last bite, and aren't raised up off the skin. They almost resemble "blood blisters", just minus the whole blister
part, with blood kind of pooled under the skin. He said it burns a decent bit, it doesn't really itch much. They are slightly scabby toward the
center, and they each seem to have a small pin size black dot in the center. This points me to a brown recluse, but I want to find out if it could be
something else before he goes to get it checked out (he doesn't have insurance).
It's been 5-6 days since he noticed it, he just showed me earlier today, and I am finding a lot of conflicting information regarding brown recluse
bites (and spider bites/insect bites in general).
I have seen spiders here quite often, I live in a rural area of Florida. From what I can tell it's not a brown recluse bite, since it's been 5 days
I would expect a brown recluse bite to have gotten much worse, but the conflicting information and the 3 bites in a row has me scratching my head.
Thanks in advance to any information you guys can share!