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Dog scratched lip now looks like a cold sore. What it can be ?

when playing with my dog she accidentally scratched my bottom lip. at the time it welted up a little, two days later it is tingling and looks like it may turn into a cold sore which I typcally do not get. should i treat it like a cold sore or could something else be going on?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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A dog scratch might lead to cellulitis which could cause the tingling sensation in the lip. Amox with clavulanic acid tablets for 5 days is the ideal treatment. You could also get yourself a tetanus shot if not received in past. Watch for fever and further blackening of the scratch.
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