Tap Posted March 6, 2012 Share Posted March 6, 2012 I was reaching for an item in the closet today. As I brought my hand down, it felt like I was pinched hard by something, There wasn't anything there to pinch me, so I think it was a spider. On my hand I could see a dark blue spot forming that was a bit bigger than a pencil eraser. It hurt, but not excruciatingly so. It is on my lower thumb knuckle. I only see one hole, not two and it is dead center....so maybe not a spider? I live in the PNW but I haven't seen a brown recluse or any other known problematic spider around the house. I looked in the closet to see if I could find it, but no luck. There are a couple of small strings of an old spider web, in the top corner, but nothing that looks new or in use. It is our shoe/outdoor gear closet, so it could be a new roommate. I soaked it in ice water for a few minutes, rubbed in benadryl cream, made a baking soda paste and took a benadryl. I repeated the cream and soda about an hour later. I don't have any meat tenderizer or papaya enzyme. Is there anything else i can do to help it? I have a have dollar size welt, the bluish area is dime size but not as dark as it was originally. Any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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