how to tell when a slight dog bite on your arm is getting infected

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Dr. Barry Press answered:

How to tell when a slight dog bite on your arm is getting infected?

The classic signs...

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of infection are redness, heat, swelling, and pain. If any of these are increasing rather than improving with time, you may be developing an infection and should see your doctor.
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Dr. Carmen Kavali answered:

How can I get rid of severe dog bite scares on my arm?

Scars

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Scars are permanent, but can be improved over time. Massage, silicone creams (like Biocorneum), and sunscreen, will all help. See a plastic surgeon for additional advice
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How can I get rid of masquito bite scares on my legs and also dog bite scars on my right arm?

Depends

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If they are tiny spots will dissapper with time with local care, warm soaks and skin lotions. If scars are keloids very little could be done to eliminate
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Can humans get intestinal parasites from a dog bite? infected bite was treated by taking cladin mycin and cipro

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Hello. Yes. Dogs can pass bacteria, viruses and parasites in their stool and then can lick the stool, so that it is in their saliva. Here are some possible bacteria: Campylobacter, Capnocytophaga canimorsus & Leptospira. Viruses can include rabies. One possible parasites is Bartonella. Many times the dog's bite causes the person to become infected due to bacteria that is already on their skin (like staph and strep). Dogs can transmit 65 types of parasites to humans (although not all can be transmitted by biting).
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Could there be osteomyelitis in arm after dog bite?

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But it is extremely unlikely.
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I have an infected dog bite, what things will I need to do?

See a doctor

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Get proper examination and antibiotic treatment before the infection spreads or gets worse.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

My arm is healed but I think I have a phobia after a dog bite?

Very normal

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After an unprovoked attack, it is quite normal to experience anxiety and stress in the presence of a dog. Therapy may be required to overcome the anxiety
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Dr. Keith Ramsey answered:

Dog bite / scratch now have shooting pain in arm. What is this?

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Dog bites almost always get infected. They also can cause a lot of swelling and inflammation from the dog's saliva. See the doctor for treatment.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack answered:

im on augmentin for infected dog bite. And have puss coming from the wound. Is this something i should be worried about even tho im on antibiotics.?

Dog bite

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You need to have someone look at this bite immediately. Can be many things: wrong antibiotic, needs drainage, and other complications.
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How should you respond if a dog bites your arm and it does not let go?

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If it it possible, use a clear stern voice to get the dog's attention. Say "Down" or "Release". The dog may respond more to your tone of voice and authority than the particular words. Do not scream or run as it will cause the dog more confusion. If that does not work, you may need to physically remove the dog by whatever means possible. Seek medical help afterwards.
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