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My husband was bite about 30 min before leaving the resort. He never felt anything but his elbow swelled up unbelievably and then went down to his wrist. We were on our way to the airport so he took Benadryl and it seemed to stop the swelling for the trip home. We have been home 3 weeks his arm is still not totally back to normal and Dr has not idea what bit him. Any ideas

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Calgary
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1. Re: Bite

Spider maybe?

Vancouver
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
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2. Re: Bite

Did the bite hurt when it happened

Was it in the ocean

Not many clues - need details

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3. Re: Bite

No he did not feel the bite. He just realized his elbow was swollen. His elbow swelled up like the size of a hard ball. There is four spots the size of pinhead, is the only place that looks like he was bitten. After a few days his arm went like a bad bruise from his elbow to the wrist. The swelling started going down after one week slowly

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4. Re: Bite

It was not at the ocean. We were at the Primier Coba Dining room

Vancouver
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5. Re: Bite

So sorry

Too hard to tell but it could be a spider or your husband could be allergic to the sand fleas

Were they large red spots after one day

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6. Re: Bite

No they are like the size of a pin and haven't changed in 3 weeks. No weeping just like he had been poke four times all in one spot. I have googled but seems to be a mistery. In hind site we should have had the hotel Dr look at it quickly but our bus was leaving right away

Vancouver
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
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7. Re: Bite

I can't provide any more info other than visiting a travel medical agency who may have more experience

I contracted a staff infection in September that took 2 months to clear up so stay on top of it

All the best

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8. Re: Bite

Thank You. We will

Charleston, South...
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9. Re: Bite

Spider or fire ant. Fire ants are barely visible but their bites are brutal.

Vancouver
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10. Re: Bite

I had my feet covered by fire ants the other day near Akumal (Tankay Bay)

Painful at the time but no marks

Likely something else

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