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  • Nomad
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    Pics please

    carlphillips
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    aids +1

    or a splinter..but most probably aids…pics?

    logical
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    Well here’s a picture. I don’t think it’s Aids. It wasn’t there when I left work but had appeared when I got home. I didn’t catch my leg on my pedal either.

    Nomad
    Member

    Bot fly lava?

    daveagiles
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    Defiantly a bot fly. Make sure you video the extraction.

    logical
    Member

    Bot fly lava?

    As much fun as that maybe I don’t think they are very prolific in Bridgend.

    duntstick
    Member

    Could be a spider bite.

    TuckerUK
    Member

    The fact that is looks so bad so quickly, I’d get that looked at ASAP, and I’m normally a suck it up stiff upper lip type.

    You are Georgi Markov and I claim my £5.

    logical
    Member

    I don’t have £5!

    whatnobeer
    Member

    Get it looked at by a professional.Could be nothing, could be a staph infection which would not be good.

    Being serious now. I would definitely get a medic to see that. It could go very bad if it’s a bacterial infection.

    unklehomered
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    But get us pictures of whatever parasitic nasty they pull out…

    logical
    Member

    I’m hoping there is a bug in there 🙂 I can keep it in a jar then and show my grandkids. Along with the dead limb

    retro83
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    Black widow bite, they are common in the UK now after being accidentally shipped over in a consignment of tyres

    logical
    Member

    I found what looks like a bite on the back of my leg when I got home yesterday. Was really painful and weeping clear stuff. This morning its all swollen and still really painful and weeping.
    It doesn’t feel like a bite or a sting. Any ideas what it could be?

    Tinners
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    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.
    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.

    tonyd
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    +1 doctors. Good call on the tick, likely candidate I’d have thought (not that I’d know)

    logical
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    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?

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    I’d be very wary if its a’ defiant’ Bot Fly, they are similar to normal Bot Flies, but with a massive chip on their shoulder

    Go to your nearest walk-in centre for them to have a look

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Tiger snake bike….google it just stay calm

    pitduck
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    mosquito,will get worse,happens to me every time,germoline and anti histamines 🙁

    mikey74
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    As pitduck, it looks like a mossie bite you have accidentally scratched too hard and taken the head off. This can make them pretty inflamed and they can get infected if you are not careful.

    tymbian
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    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. 😀

    roper
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    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. 🙂

    Pigface
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    Roper we really need another spider thread, sorry to hijack.

    notlocal
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEeMJgV75nQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]

    monogramman
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    I can’t believe nobody has called dibs yet.

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    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.

    roper
    Member

    Pigface, I will go through some photos and post one

    tacopowell
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    Squeeze it!

    carlphillips
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    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.
    yours looks identical, and a tad infected judging by the surrounding erythema.

    Premier Icon ian martin
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    I found a similar hole in a similar place once and I was told it probably was a Cleg (horse fly) bite.
    It took ages to completely heal but there wasn’t really any pain.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    That does look pretty nasty. I’d definitely be getting that seen considering its developed pretty quickly, and I’m definitely in the ‘MTFU’ camp.

    I find that abscess video strangely compulsive viewing. Wtf caused it though?!

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Guinea worm

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    That video 😯 and

    Premier Icon 2orangey4crows
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    Isn’t that a classic ‘bullseye’ tick bite?

    Get to GP for a check. I had the same a couple of years back, went to the GP and was tested for Lymes (I didn’t have it!).

    argoose
    Member

    +1 for Dr
    Also you got to post WTF caused that!

    lasty
    Member

    Id go for a burrowed tick, get medical advice asap ….
    On the bright side its not on your nuts, where i found one last year 😯

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