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A 49-year-old male asked:
about three weeks ago i was bitten on the wrist by large dog. skin didn't break, but since then my thumb has been numb. will it go back to normal soon?
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Dermatology 32 years experience
Dog Bite & Numbness: Being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience. These injuries can often materialize into nerve damage, which can result in long term damage requiring extensive therapy. Hand injuries are some of the most complicated types of injuries and require long term care to correct. See a neurologist for help.
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Last updated Aug 6, 2016
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