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Have rashes. Had ouncher wound before by pitbull. Wound is not healing fast. What to do?

I was attacked on Valentines day this year by a pitbull and suffered
puncture wounds that have been carefully treated. Yet this week I
have developed a rash. Why? And what amount of time allows for
true lightening from these types of puncture wounds?
I am so worried because the doctor fears my healing is not well.
But my physical therapists agreed it was. Just feeling unsure and wish
to be educated on why this is happening?

Thank you,
Shelley G
Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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Thanks for the query.
Deep wounds generally take time to heal.
As it was a bite injury there is high possibility of infection.
you require treatment with proper antibiotic.

If possible get a culture of material from wound,
to see what is the infective organism.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.
you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
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