HELP! i got bit by some bug or something a few minues ago on my neck, it looks bad

  1. I dont know what I got bit by, but in a matter of seconds it formed this very raised welt about an inch long, it stings like nothing else, and the area around it is numb. The welt is growing and its getting redder. What do you think I got bit by? Do you think its harmful?Sorry about the spelling and stuff, but I'm like in a panic
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  3. by   itsme
    Was it a bee, or horsefly? Try to put some ice on it, and my gramma used to put a paste from baking soda and water on our bites to make them stop itching! It worked! Are you allergic to stings? Maybe try some benedryl? Does it itch?
  4. by   tattooednursie
    there was nothing that fies in the room. i did look in the room again and there was a big beetle bug, and a brown medium sized spider.
  5. by   tattooednursie
    I would have heard a bee or horse fly
  6. by   tattooednursie
    well I'm going to bed, if you dont see me on within a week, it was probably fatal. J/k. the swelling is going down now see ya
    Thanks itsme
  7. by   itsme
    Hope it feels better! Horse fly and deer fly bites can really suck! Almost as bad as bee stings! I have never had a spider bite, but I would imagine they are sorta the same thing- swelling itching, etc...
  8. by   canoehead
    Vick's Vapor Rub is great for itch. Good luck.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    spider perhaps? try some cortisone cream on it. works for me. that and ICE. if it worsens, obviously, go to ER!
  10. by   gwenith
    Tea Tree oil is a favourite for itchy bites and would you believe meat tenderizer is good for bee stings.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i have heard of meat tenderizer also, gwenith. great idea.
  12. by   Hartmissy
    Do you know what a brown recluse spider looks like?Those spiders are serious! My dad got bit by one.He has had to go through 7 surgeries for a bite on his a**.They are serious,if you dont know what one looks like ;you may want to look it on the computer and make sure that spider did not look like one. Let us know what happens! Go to doctor if you think it was one or it gets worse,Now Missy
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    mandi, how are you feeling?
  14. by   PennyNickelDime_RN

    I had a similar experience and was bitten in the neck too. It was from a hornet or wasp and my neck was very stiff and sore. Benedryl helped me. If you have trouble breathing go straight to the ER.

    Hope you are feeling better!