November 21, 2008

Spider Bite Leg Wound
Pite┼čti, Romania

About two months ago Tatiana and I got bit by something at Martin's place in Lugoj—presumably by a pretty nasty little spider. She got one on the booty, whereas mine is smack in the middle of my right shin and another on my side.

I really didn't even notice mine until a few days after she started complaining about her itchy bite. And what started out as small, insignificant bites quickly turned into an itchy spots that didn't seem to heal, getting worse as time went on (increasing circle circumference and damaging the skin tissue as it grew). Quite strange—I've never experienced anything like it.

This is what it looked like in Cluj-Napoca, about 10 days or so after I was probably bitten:

Thankfully for Tatiana, her butt isn't nearly as bad as the damage done my shin.

Update

…And what it looks like in Turkey, some months later:

Comments:

Hungary

Wade

January 18th, 2009

Man, you can't catch a break haha . . . ah, the perils of travel!

-Wade

The United Kingdom

Jack - eyeflare.com

January 19th, 2009

Spider bites are the worst. They have a 'necrotic' effect on the tissue, basically, it rots, and it spreads… Eek. Glad it was just a small one.

The United States

Ray

January 21st, 2009

Paging Dr. Craig! That's a staph infection man… Google MRSA

Turkey

Craig | travelvice.com

January 22nd, 2009

Geesh — images I didn't want to see, Ray!

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