Bitten by a Recluse eight months ago (January 2006). The bite area never acted normal which was attributed to my morning regime of Vinegar and Psyllium. Discontinuing the morning regime (7 days on the road) was directly related to the onset inflamation, severe itch, and bite area growing from peanut to dollar bill size. 10 days of Pennisillin and then changing to Cipro for 5 days along with antiseptic and lotion, I now have cellulitis symtoms (rash and hard skin) completely around left ankle, top of foot to below knee cap on right shinn and symtoms on chest area starting to show. The bite area still shows but only as dark hard spot.
The pain is tolorable but the itch is incredible. By set of circumstances I was unable to take antibiotics for one 24 hour period and noticed the itch almost disappeared and systoms easing but, am afraid to change what I am doing at this point. All major systoms have occured in the last 20 days.
Please comment, I am preparing to do a body cleanse before I give up and let local physicians try their luck.