5-Year-Old’s Bruise Turns Out to Be Poisonous Spider Bite

Summer is practically here, which means spending more time outdoors, having picnics and barbecues. It also means that kids will be playing on playgrounds, swimming in pools, and exploring nature.

Despite all the positive things about warmer weather, the downfall is it’s also the season for bugs, flies and other pesky bugs.

Kristine Donovan noticed her 5-year-old daughter Kailyn had a small purple bruise on the back of her knee, likely from a bug bite.

girl bitten by black widow spider
Credit: Twitter/ @lanawbz

Girl’s “purple bruise” turns out to be a potentially deadly spider bite

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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