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Hard swelling on the site of pit bull bite, taking Amox Tr-K, Clv. Chances of lymphangitis?

I got bitten by a pit bull 2 weeks ago I have a hard swelling around in in the are where the bite is, I emailed my doctor cousin in Iceland and asked what it could be she suggested it might be lymphangitis is that possible I have been taking AMOX TR-K CLV 875-125 mg for 5 days. I want to know if I should go again to the doctor on monday or ER or not worry at all thank you. Ella Ferro
Asked On : Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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Dog bit wounds are generally heavily infected and take time to heal. The antibiotics you are taking are enough. But the most important treatment of dog bite is anti-rabies vaccine. It should have been taken immediately. However it can still be taken now if the dog is not well or not traceable. On the other hand if the dog is fine, I advise you to continue the antibiotics and you will be fine.

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Answered: Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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