Thank you mods for the warning. EEEK!
I haven't read all the posts, so excuse me if I repeat.
A brown recluse can do that. Though people automatically peg everything on the brown recluse, when it is a very shy spider and will flight before
fight, and bites only as a last result.
The are also only found in the south.
My husband received two spider bites that within an hour,started sending red hot streaks up his arms and leg. One bite on the calf and one on the
elbow. I two hours we had to take him to the ER. He had to get an IV antibiotic everyday at the docs office for two weeks. He still has scars.
I once got a spider bite on the back of my neck that caused lesions. It took 6 months to get rid of.
Now my mom is a research analyst for a living and does a lot of research for me. She tried to find out the source of the spider bite.
What she found is that any spider bite can cause a bad reaction. Spiders have bacteria on their fangs, so when they bite, you get contaminated with
bacteria. Just like any other cut, some people get infections worse then others.