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Bruising and puncture wounds on leg after bite by dog. Painful to touch, swelling, difficulty walking. Should I worry?

I was bitten by a stray dog about 13 hours ago. There are 3 puncture wounds. 2 on the right side of my left leg just below the knee and another behind my leg in the same spot. The bruising ran together to make one huge bruise . Around the front wounds, the pain is horrific. It burns.. Hopefully not a damaged nerve or tendon ..the swelling is huge and very painful to touch. Hurts to even walk. I can t get to the Dr. for about 12 more hours.. Should I worry? (Animal control has him under survelance for rabies . ) I will probably need to update my Tetnus, don t remember last one..
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
It seems that dog is heavily bitten and should given immediate attention.
You have to go for ARV course.
Take Tetanus injection as well.
Clean the wound with antiseptic lotion and go for proper dressing.
You may require antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines.
Consult your doctor and go for the treatment.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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