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How long does it take to recover from a dog s scratch/bite?

i was scratch by a dog's teeth on my toe 6 years ago, it bleeds but not to deep enough, i dont know what happen to the dog but the dog was sleeping and i was accidentally step on the dog, i got a scratch on my toe and i was not able to go to the doctor , after the scratch i force to bleed it much and wash it with soup and water, now im 19 years old and i was worried about it, does it takes a long year ? :( answer me please.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. I also believe that the length of time it takes to recover from a dog or a cat scratch or bit depends on the depth of the lesion. Abrasions usually heal without scars in 4-7 days and laceration type lesions usually take about 1-3 weeks and heal with scars. It might be better to get stitches if you have a laceration. I also hope your dog was immunized, else you might need injections to prevent rabies.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sun, 26 May 2013
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