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My dog just bit my finger and it is red and a little swelled. It feels numb though, i can move it fine. The thumb also feels tight.

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
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In brief: Go to the ER

Dog bites usually penetrate deeper than can be seen by the eye.
Joint infections and hand compartment infections are common after a penetrating injury such as a dog bite. Swelling may indicate a deeper infection and require surgical drainage. Go to the er or see a hand specialist asap.

In brief: Go to the ER

Dog bites usually penetrate deeper than can be seen by the eye.
Joint infections and hand compartment infections are common after a penetrating injury such as a dog bite. Swelling may indicate a deeper infection and require surgical drainage. Go to the er or see a hand specialist asap.
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