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Got a dog bite on calf. Cleaned and bandaged. Still healing. Stitches were required?

I got bit by my brother-in-law s dog about a month ago in the back of my calf . I didn t go see a doctor afterwards. I have no feeling where the bite was and it is still trying to heal. Does this mean I should have gotten stitches and will I ever get feeling again? I cleaned the womb for a week and half and kept it bandaged up. Thank you-Danielle
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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Two important immunization after dog bite are Vaccination for Rabies & Teatnus. For rabies the dog should be checked for 10 days ,whether it will remain healthy or showing signs of rabies.If it is healthy no need of vaccination for rabies,but if it show rabies signs than you should go for rabies vaccination. you should go for teatnus immunization immediately,no matter as one month has already passed.As far wound is concerned it should ideally healed till now.Why it is not healing? may be due to infection ,necrosed tissue.So for it you should consult your surgeon to examine the wound
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