What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

July 25, 2010
We’ve been Bitten …
… but we are not sure by what.  Last night, after returning from the movies, we laid down on the couch before crawling into bed.  About 12:30 AM this morning, we awoke to an itchy hand, so we doused it with Witch Hazel.  Today it is a bit swollen and tender.  It also feels warmer than the other hand.  At first we suspected Mosquito Bite, and then Flea Bite, but now we are suspecting Spider Bite.  About 13 years ago, a suspected Spider Bite on the foot put us in the hospital for a few days.  If the hand doesn’t improve tomorrow, we are paying a visit to our General Practitioner.  Hopefully, no drastic treatment will be required.

Update
July 26, 2010:  6 A.M.
Last night, we applied a poultice of baking soda and water with a splash of apple cider vinegar on the site of the bite before going to bed.  The hand is still a bit swollen, but at least it isn’t any worse.  Also, it doesn’t feel quite as warm.  We have several meetings this morning, and after that, we will decide if a visit to the GP is necessary.

Update
July 26, 2010 6:49 PM
We have been prescribed an antibiotic for the presumed Spider Bite.

Update
July 27, 2010 7:13 AM
At Dr. W’s advice, we have been soaking our hand in warm water with Epson Salts.  The swelling is going down and it appears we are on the road to a speedy recovery.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

One Response to Possible Emergency Medical Leave

  1. Lisa Spivak says:

    I certainly hope it is nothing serious..feel better soon…

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