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A 39-year-old female asked:

During pregnancy how should a possible dog bite be handled? it was a nip although you can see puncture spots, blood was not visible only red color.

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As if nonpregnant: Should be dealt with in the same way - urgent medical attention to check for infection, antibiotics (here the doctor may need to take care in their choice if pregnant) and tetanus injection if required. Please seek urgent medical attention to sort this out. All the best.
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Pregnant dog bite: First of all, is the dog vaccinated against rabies? Does the bite look infected? If the answer to the first is no and the second is yes, then quickly go see your Ob-Gyne doc.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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