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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not rare: If the bite wound penetrates the skin and is not properly cleaned and treated it will at least progress to a local infection and often from there to s ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Antibiotics: Dog bites can cause significant infections. Proper physical examination with a doctor, cleaning as indicated, and antibiotics would be indicated if th ... Read More
Dr. Steven Harris
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on severity: I assume you are talking about increasing pain, redness and warmth around the site of a dog bite, not rabies or tetanus! if the bite was sutured, sutu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Get healthcare: If the site of the bite is swollen, it is probably infected and you should get care. Go the emergency room of the nearest hospital and ask the doctor ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dog bite: Well, for starters if you don't know the dog and aren't sure if it has had rabies shots you should seek medical attention immediately. If you know th ... Read More
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Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
16 years experience General Surgery
Dog bite : you might have an abcess, or a keloid formation or a simple seroma (fluid collection). You need to have your family Dr. Examine your arm.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: the Tetanus shot you received wasn't meant to treat the dog bite, rather to catch up on your late immunization schedule. If your doctor was suspicious ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No , it's antibodies to tetanus you receive as vaccine. But , father dog bite you may need anti rabies vaccine , if your doctor feels you fit the cri ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Administered after a dogbite, but after bites from wild mammals such as bats, squirrels, mice. Rabies is a rapidly fatal disease unless it is recogni ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Anytime: Thi can be a complex question but as long as it has not limited your ability to function or you pose a health care risk to yourself by going back to w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Very normal: After an unprovoked attack, it is quite normal to experience anxiety and stress in the presence of a dog. Therapy may be required to overcome the anxi ... Read More

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