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Pain in the hand radiating to fingers upon dog bite. Any advice?

i have a large 80 lb dog. who bite me about 5 hr ago while fighting with our other dog over the food bowl . the surface wound is very mild appers to be a scrape on my knuckle but it hurts badely and feels like a deep pain almost bone like that radites in to my hand and down in to the frist two fingers is this type pain normall for a dog bite
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
You have scratch from dog and cut and pain,The wound caused by teeth must be washed with soap and water for 3 to 4 minutes followed by application of Povidone Iodine or Ethanol (Alcohol).
As there is no cure for Rabies,
Even if dog is vaccinated against Rabies,it is better to take post exposure prophylaxis by Human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV) 1.0 ml, IM (deltoid area), 1 each on days 0, 3, 7 and 14.
For pain analgesic like Ibuprofen or paracetamol may be taken.Pain at the bite site is common it should settle in day or two, if not vaccinated against tetanus it may also be taken.Please consult local physician for this.
Please do not ignore dog bite.
Please take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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