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A 57-year-old female asked:

my little dog bit my finger and put a couple of sores in it no redness but it is swellen . i need to know what i should do .

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Med eval: If bitten by a dog ; wound is minor - wash w soap ; water, apply antibiotic ointment ; cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years or your don’t know. For more serious wound or possible infection, apply pressure ; obtain urgent care. Per mayo clinic, if last tetanus shot was > 5 years ago ; wound is “deep or dirty”, a booster shot may be recommended. If you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
are bitten by wild animal or there ^’ed rabies risk obtain care ASAP.
Mar 24, 2014

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A 40-year-old member asked:

A fully vaccinated dog bit my finger could something still happen to me?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Infection: Infections of the hands and fingers can be particularly dangerous. Have you had a tetanus shot in the last ten years? If in question - seek medical attention. Take care.

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