8 doctors weighed in:

Can you get sepsis from small uninfected dog bite?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dog bite

Even small dog bites that puncture the skin need to be treated with washout and antibiotic

In brief: Dog bite

Even small dog bites that puncture the skin need to be treated with washout and antibiotic
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
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Dr. Maya Haasz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dog bite

If the dog bite is uninfected, it is very unlikley to get a systemic infection.
Sepsis, in this case, would most likely start with a local infection of the site. Prompt treatment should prevent diffuse infection.

In brief: Dog bite

If the dog bite is uninfected, it is very unlikley to get a systemic infection.
Sepsis, in this case, would most likely start with a local infection of the site. Prompt treatment should prevent diffuse infection.
Dr. Maya Haasz
Dr. Maya Haasz
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Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

If you are healthy and not immunocompromised things will be fine.
The fact that you said the are is uninfected likely suggests that the area was cleansed right away and looks clean and healthy. I will continue to monitor area. Also, I presume the dog is healthy and has complete vaccination.

In brief: Probably not

If you are healthy and not immunocompromised things will be fine.
The fact that you said the are is uninfected likely suggests that the area was cleansed right away and looks clean and healthy. I will continue to monitor area. Also, I presume the dog is healthy and has complete vaccination.
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
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In brief: NO

You're stating the bite is not infected; therefore, sepsis is not a concern.

In brief: NO

You're stating the bite is not infected; therefore, sepsis is not a concern.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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