Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Scratched by dog, swelling, red line running towards elbow. Taken amoxicillin. Emergency condition?

Good evening, my wife was playing with our 2 dogs last night and one got too rough and broke the skin. She immediately flushed with peroxide , but today it was swollen and tender. This evening we noticed a faint red line running towards her elbow . She took a 500mg dose of amoxicillin as a precaution, and she plans to go to the dr. Tomorrow. Our question is should we go to the ER, or are we covered until tomorrow?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  52
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic,

Dont worry its not an emergency, if you are sure its just a scratch and not a bite and if the dogs are vaccinated then there will be no problem. Just wash the wound with soap and get her to the physician tomarrow to O.P.

Answered: Sun, 28 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor