Mysterious hole in my leg
Black widow bite, they are common in the UK now after being accidentally shipped over in a consignment of tyresPosted 5 years agoTinnersMember
Logical – that looks like quite an area of redness around that hole (difficult to work out scale from that pic). I think that you would be perfectly justified in phoning your Dr to arrange to see them so that they can take a look at that. I’m guessing that nobody could tell you exactly how you did it or what did it, but my leg looked exactly like that after I’d incorrectly (thinking it was a blob of black grit) swiped a tick off the back of my leg. I had a very well defined hole where the tick was attached but my rash looked different to yours. My Dr was quite well informed and was alert to Lyme and treated accordingly.Posted 5 years ago
I’m not suggesting yours is anything to do with Lyme (although awareness is important) but I think that you ought to get a Dr to look at that in case you need antibiotics. I’d have no hesitation in giving them a ring today if that red area is as big as it looks. A pal of mine lives in Bridgend and I think there’s an out of hours Gp service next to casualty in the Princess of Wales, but he says that you have to phone them first and they give you a time to turn up.
I shall call them after work. The red area is quite hard and the size of a 10p. Not sure about a tick as not been off road this week so it has to be something off the road or on a train. Although there are people using train to get to Afan and places like that. Could a tick live on a train seat for a while?Posted 5 years agotymbianMember
Looks to me a bit like a spider that burrows. Happened to a friend in Amsterdam, only difference is as e eventually felt it ( think they release numbing agents ) we could only just see spider-legs in the hole.
Why don’t you leave it and post daily pics ( at this stage, later hourly ) of the infection. 😀Posted 5 years agoroperMember
As others have said it’s probably an infected bite you have scratched.
I’m not sure if any bugs in the UK have nectrotic venom but it looks similar to necrosis. Your options could be a bite from a false widow Steatoda nobilis which are native to some parts of the UK but dont really turn black. A more exotic option could be a Mediterranean recluse spider bite loxosceles rufescens . They are definitely necrotic but probably not native to the UK. If it was a false widow you would probably have felt the bite. If it was a recluse you might not notice right away. The recluse bite is significantly worse out of you two.
If the hard area around the hole starts to turn black then it could be your second option. Which is good as it might show the UK is getting warmer. 🙂Posted 5 years agohairyscarySubscriber
It looks similar to a bite I had when I worked in an RAF engine bay (engine coming in from hot and sunny places). The bite looked like an ulcer after 4 hours and I felt ill, after 8 hours I was taken to hospital and given my own pressurised room on lots of anti biotics.
I’d phone a doctor.Posted 5 years agocarlphillipsMember
i had a thorn in my leg that looked like that for ages, poked squeezed etc nothing came out but it wouldnt heal up…went at it with a scalpel and some vicious squeezing and out popped the thorn, thought it was a bite at first.Posted 5 years ago
yours looks identical, and a tad infected judging by the surrounding erythema.
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