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Dog fell down on face. Developed swelling, abrasion and headache. Applied neosporin. Any advice?

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My dog tripped up my daughter in his leach and she fell on the side of her face. I attached a picture.

It is swollen and the skin is broken in one place. I put Neosporum on it . She says she has a headache and I am worried that the cheekbone might be chipped or broken.

Please advise
Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Hello dear,
Thanks for the query.
I saw her photograph, she has developed a bad abrasion.
Swelling and headache can be due to abrasion also, but as you mentioned chances of fracture cannot be ruled out.

I advice you to get an X- XXXXXXX of her face done.

Also please dont apply neosporine. It is a bit irritant, instead of that apply oint mupirocine. It is a very good and newer antibacterial.

Thank you
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