I am a resident of Hawaii and have a condition that the MD gave me antibiotics for and wants to seem in three days to see if a change occurs.
It is 360º around the leg below the knee 5 inches and just above the ankle. It is the color of sunburn, but is patchy as you go around toward the back of my leg. It is swollen twice the size of my other (left) leg and i can feel the pressure building as my skins tries to keep up. It is hot to the touch. When I first stand up after resting it, my first few steps are painful with a "shimmering" effect, like it was asleep before. I do not feel that tingling in my feet, only directly in the red area. It feels like it has attached itself to my leg muscle and when I try to walk, I am breaking it free.
My family says that they noticed that since I started the antibiotics that the redness came down the leg a bit, but as of 8pm, they are saying that it looks redder and meaner now.
This picture shows where the spider bite was near the right knee. You can see that the redness is way lower than the bite. The bite occurred about 45 days ago. I did get a fever around that time, but I did not put the two together until I had the same fever (body aches, 102.7º, dizziness, fatigue, broke in a huge sweat after a full day and a half ride.) Monday and Tuesday of this week. After that spell, my wife noticed the red, me the heat and pain and the next thing you know, I am at the clinic.
http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=3a1b96c21b&view=att&th=1203f5a25d47f44a&attid=0.1&disp=emb&zwThis picture shows the affected leg on the right and the redness.
The prescription I cannot read, it is a hand written label from the local clinic. If you can read it, you must be a MD.
The pills are football shapes, shiny white with "MP 85" with a line separating the pill in half.
The bug or spider bite theory is interesting, but the redness in my leg did not come immediately, it came a full 45 days later. The fever came twice, but that may have been a flu.
ANy ideas what is going on in my body here folks?