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Numb on leftside lower lip, to leftside of upper chin after dog bite, the sutures has removed, but I can feel a small hard lump, is it normal?

Numb on leftside lower lip, to leftside of upper chin after dog bite, the sutures has removed, but I can feel a small hard lump, is it normal?

Scar Tissue: It is not unusual to feel a hard area of scar tissue within a wound such as you describe. The scar will fade and flatten out over the next six months. ...Read more

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Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?

Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?

Seek MD attention: Would recommend to see your Primary Care Doctor or to go to an Urgent Care center to be evaluated.

You may require antibiotics depending on what the physical examination shows ...Read more

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Why would I have a hard bumb on my arm that keeps getting bigger months after a dog bite?

Why would I have a hard bumb on my arm that keeps getting bigger months after a dog bite?

Animal bite: Any animal bite most of the time requires proper washing and prophylactic antibiotics. Depending on the location of the bite wound, it may cause localized cellulitis, abscess, tendon, joint or even bone infection. You may need at least an X-ray, possible incision and drainage by plastic surgeon or dermatologist and appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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Dog bite; the skin was broken, healing well, but the area immediately around the wound the skin seems firm/hard and swollen. Should I be worried?

Dog bite; the skin was broken, healing well, but the area immediately around the wound the skin seems firm/hard and swollen. Should I be worried?

Could be infected: If the area is pink or red and or oozes any discharge from the bite it could be signs of a bacterial infection. A dogs mouth often contains a variety of germs that they can pass into a bite, beyond the well known rabies virus. If this continues have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get dog bites?

About a million a yr: Reported. I'm curious why ask this question? ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do when a dog bites?

Can you recommend what to do when a dog bites?

Wound care/dog issue: Wash the wound out wit copious amounts of water & antiseptic soap, apply abx ointment, note your own tetanus status. If the wound penetrated any web space in your hand see a dr. Verify the dogs rabies status, if not current, impound it. Many locals require dog bites be reported to the sheriff if not your family dog. Local authorities can provide rabies information if needed. ...Read more

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Can dog bites make me get worms?

Can dog bites make me get worms?

Dog bites: ....Are more likely to cause very painful bacterial infections that require specific antibiotic treatments than they are to transmit worms. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a dog bite checked out?

Do I need to get a dog bite checked out?

Usually yes!: About 30-40% of dog bites will become infected requiring antibiotics but more importantly, the area of the bite needs to be evaluated for extensive cleaning and possible repair and tetanus status needs to be determined. Call you primary for advise asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I got a dog bite yesterday?

What to do if I got a dog bite yesterday?

Cleanse, ER visit: A stray dog is one whose history you do not know. You should wash the wound well with soap and water. Then find the owner if possible to investigate the immunization record of the dog especially against rabies. If truly a stray, there is a risk, and you should visit your er for advice. Rabies is a condition that can make dogs aggresive and more likely to bite. ...Read more

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What to do with dog bites that have broken the skin?

What to do with dog bites that have broken the skin?

Like any injury...: Wash with soap and water. Check for tissue damage. Dog bites are pretty clean (for animal bites) so a small bite it's not usually a problem. If there it's more damage or cuts, see a doctor. If it's an old bite and it's getting more red or painful, get seen now. ...Read more

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What to do about dog bites that have broken the skin?

What to do about dog bites that have broken the skin?

Wound care/dog issue: Wash the wound out wit copious amounts of water & antiseptic soap, apply abx ointment, note your own tetanus status. If the wound penetrated any web space in your hand see a dr. Verify the dogs rabies status, if not current, impound it. Many locals require dog bites be reported to the sheriff if not your family dog. Local authorities can provide rabies information if needed. ...Read more

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How can you care for a swollen dog bite?

Med eval: Obtain medical evaluation. This could represent swelling from injury or from infection. ...Read more

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I have an infected dog bite, what things will I need to do?

See a doctor: Get proper examination and antibiotic treatment before the infection spreads or gets worse. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for dog bite?

What is a treatment for dog bite?

Dog bite: Depends. If your you country does not have Rabies, it is simple treatment with antibiotics, tetanus injection and good clean out with dressing.
If your county has prevalence of rabies, the a post exposure rabies vaccine schedule is recommended. Depending on the risk in some cased rabies immunoglobulins may be recommended. Your doctor will be able to advise the schedules. ...Read more

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I want a cream for dog bites scars?

I want a cream for dog bites scars?

Don't waste your $$$: The only cream worth buying is sunblock to protect the scar from becoming too dark while it is maturing. It is mature when it no longer is even slightly pink. Don't waste a lot of money. There is no good scientific proof that any cream will make the scars heal better or faster. Millions are spent on advertising various creams, lotions, notions and potions so buyer beware. ...Read more

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What to do for dog bites in hot weather?

What to do for dog bites in hot weather?

Same for cold weathe: Care is the same regardless of weather. Immediate wound irrigation and cleansing is paramount, followed by wound exploration for penetrating injuries tomdeepmstructures followed by appropriate antibiotic and tetanus prophylaxis and drainage or repair are essential principles of management. ...Read more

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Where can I get a rabies shot for a dog bite?

Where can I get a rabies shot for a dog bite?

Local health clinic: Your local health clinic or emergency room, but you need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a dog bite in the face?

How can you recover from a dog bite in the face?

Dog saliva: Contains bacteria, although less than human saliva. If your bite is on the face, it is important to prevent infection. Go see a doctor and get proper treatment including possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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How rare is it to get septicemia after a dog bite?

How rare is it to get septicemia after a dog bite?

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 sepsis. Cat bites are worse, but not much. ...Read more

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How do I make the swelling go down from a dog bite?

See doctor: Swelling as a result of a dog bite may be due to an infection. You should have it looked at by your primary care doctor as it may require antibiotics or at the very least a thorough cleaning. ...Read more

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Dog bite and possible infections resulting from that?

Seek medical care: You need to seee a doctor- I would recommend a plastic surgeon. You may need treatment for rabies and at least a tetanus shot and antibiotics. Seek medical care asap. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to treat a open dog bite spot?

I need some tips on how to treat a open dog bite spot?

Agree w Dr. Fung: 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. ...Read more

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How can a possible infection be treated after a dog bite?

How can a possible infection be treated after a dog bite?

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, suture removal might be important, even if it is earlier than expected. Antibiotics by mouth, or, in serious cases, intravenously might be needed, as well. This is nothing to fool around with; see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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How long does it take swelling from a dog bite to go away?

Dog Bites: The amount of swelling after a dog bite is related to the extent of injury and whether an infection is present. A dog bite may injure structures deep to the skin such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, tendons etc. Dog bites commonly result in infection. In general a dog bite should be evaluated and treated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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If I got a dog bite, how likely is it that I will get rabies?

If I got a dog bite, how likely is it that I will get rabies?

Hard to say.: One cannot easily do studies to measure this but it seems like perhaps a third or so of those bitten will get rabies if nothing is done. Higher risk when bitten on the face by the rabid dog. Of course, the risk of getting rabies is zero if the dog doesn't have it. ...Read more

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How much and where do I go to get a rabies shot for dog bite?

How much and where do I go to get a rabies shot for dog bite?

ER: I have no information about costs but I would recommend being seen at your local emergency department. ...Read more

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My dog bites on my lower right leg. Should I get it evaluated?

My dog bites on my lower right leg. Should I get it evaluated?

Maybe: If it is painful and red it might be infected and then yes it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Within how much time after the dog bite shold we take anti rabies?

Dog bite: Individual assessment is recommended to analyse need for anti rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin. If needed then immunoglobulin and vaccination should started as early as possible.

http://patient. Info/doctor/rabies-pro ...Read more

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Dog bite are common overseas, so should I get rabies shots pre-travel?

No: This is unnecessary and not typically advised unless you are planning on being in very close contact with non- domesticated dogs. ...Read more