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Throbbing pain and bleeding after being bit by a dog. Need to go to emergency?

I was bitten by my dog today. She is not vicious. She is very old (16 years, ) she is updated on her shots. My finger is throbbing.... it bled and hurt very much. i applied pressure, cleaned it and dressed it. Now i am holding ice on it. It hurts a lot.and my concern is that it is throbbing. Should i been concerned? i really do not want to go to the ER. What do you suggest? thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

There is actually no cause for worry, as your dog is vaccinated and hence there is no risk of rabies.

Since you have cleaned your wound, the risk of bacterial infection is also less.

For pain, you may take analgesics such as diclofenac or ibuprofen.

At present, you may avoid going to the ER.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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