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Silly question. I have had a tetanus shot this year so I'm covered but would you get this minor dog bite checked out. It is on my inner thigh.

It isn't bleeding but I'm always nervous with dog bites so wanted your input as to whether to get it checked or just clean it with tcp at home :)
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Silly question. I have had a tetanus shot this year so I'm covered but would you get this minor dog bite checked out. It is on my inner thigh.

It isn't bleeding but I'm always nervous with dog bites so wanted your input as to whether to get it checked or just clean it with tcp at home :) View attachment 494829
Just keep your eye on it to see the area around it doesn't become inflamed and feels hot. I've been scratched by dog's claws or had puppy teeth punctures many times and the only time one became infected was once when my seriously ill cat bit me badly on the base of my thumb. Within a couple of hours I had red streaks running up my arm and and my hand was swelled up like a balloon. I needed a course of antibiotics to clear it up.

One of my dogs accidently scratched me badly on my ankle a couple of weeks ago I just kept it clean but had to cover it because the dogs kept wanting to lick the wound. It's just about healed up.
 
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It looks like the dog who did that meant business, looks like it was a small dog?
I don't think it needs medical attention, but I hope the behavior in the dog is being addressed.
 

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It's bruised up and was fine but today I can feel a sort of lump beneath the bruise, where its more red and than yellow and its a bit more sore 😕
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It's bruised up and was fine but today I can feel a sort of lump beneath the bruise, where its more red and than yellow and its a bit more sore 😕 View attachment 573679
It does look quite inflamed, is it hot to touch ? What's the scale of the photo, iit's hard to tell how big that area is?
 
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I'm just in the bath so will check heat when I cool down. It's about the size of my palm so like a large orange maybe?
 

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I'm just in the bath so will check heat when I cool down. It's about the size of my palm so like a large orange maybe?
Ok. Is it hard or raised, and how do you feel in yourself? Any lump in your armpit?
 
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Slightly raised, firm but a bit sore so. It pressing too much.

It is a bit hot to touch. I get lots of lumps in my armpits but I think no lump atm not sure.

I feel okay, bit tired but otherwise fine.
 

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Slightly raised, firm but a bit sore so. It pressing too much.

It is a bit hot to touch. I get lots of lumps in my armpits but I think no lump atm not sure.

I feel okay, bit tired but otherwise fine.
I would say if the redness increases or you feel hot/shivery get down to A&E. Check your temperature an hour after your bath and keep an eye on things.
 
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I will do thank you. I can definitely feel it throbbing down my leg a bit now and then :( Ergh,. Thank you so much Susie x
 

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I will do thank you. I can definitely feel it throbbing down my leg a bit now and then :( Ergh,. Thank you so much Susie x
I think if it's throbbing you should get it looked at tonight , I thought it was your arm . Ring NHS Direct.
 
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If it's not infected it sounds like it's trying to be. Might be worth ringing the doctor about.
 

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How is your leg this morning?
 
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