My mother is 52 and lives in Western Sydney, NSW Australia. She is a type 2 diabetic and takes pills to lower her blood sugar, no other meds. She is also an alcoholic and spent most of last night at home, black-out drunk. Today she woke up with these marks on her right breast — they look like cuts but they don’t hurt and she has no blood on her bra or clothes. She likes to garden and I’m afraid it might be a spider or snake bite, but it has been 24 hours since they likely appeared and she feels fine. Any clue what they could be?
it seems to be a prick or a insect bite like thing. its not necessary that she should have generalised symptoms if the insect bite was benign. keep a watch on her blood pressure and pulse rate. apply local creams. if the wound doesnt heal,she may need antibiotics. get her blood sugar levels checked.
EITHER SHE MAY HAVE HURT SOMETHING TO HER BREASTS IN THE NIGHT OR MAY BE SOMETHING HAS BITTEN HER. CONSIDERING THAT SHE HAS TYPE 2 DIABETES, THIS SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED. ANTI INFLAMMATORY TABLETS WITH LOCAL ANTISEPTIC CREAM SHOULD WORK FOR HER. CONSULT A SKIN SPECIALIST IF SHE DEVELOPS ANY SYMPTOMS
It looks like an insect has bitten her ..that reaction is normal to type 2diabeyes patients..apply antiseptic solution to clean the wound and avoid being opened..bleed or infected .. If any abnormal signs showed up in the next few hours(which I think will not) like feverblood pressure extremes or dysnea she must be taken to ER …
Other wise keep it clean and away from gardening or just to wear clothes that cover her body well as the diabetics usually has sensory impairments they can not feel insect bites or some temperature differences.
it does seem to be a type of spider bite. she being a diabetic,has shown more signs of inflammation around the bite.
if she is fine then i do not think there should be any worry. apply olive / palm oil and local antibiotic creams. the wound will be fine soon.