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Barrington, IL
A 22-year-old female asked:

My dog just bit my finger and it is red and a little swelled. it feels numb though, i can move it fine. the thumb also feels tight.

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 23 years experience
Go to the ER: Dog bites usually penetrate deeper than can be seen by the eye. Joint infections and hand compartment infections are common after a penetrating injury such as a dog bite. Swelling may indicate a deeper infection and require surgical drainage. Go to the er or see a hand specialist asap.
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