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Should I Get Tetanus Shot For The Lump Caused By Dog Bite?

I was bitten by a dog on my hand over a month ago, I didn't go to my doctor. It was a puncture wound that I kept clean and applied neosporin daily. It has now healed but there is a hard lump on my hand and it was painful to open and close my hand until this week. The pain has gone but the lump is still there. I can't remember when my last tetanus shot was and I was wondering if I should go get a tetanus shot or just wait and see if this resolves over a few more weeks.
Fri, 6 Dec 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear Friend.

you should have got your self vaccinated.

This lump needs evaluation that what it is exactly? You need to see a surgeon.

Do you know the status of the dog ? Alive or Dead?

Tetanus shot you should have taken that time only , but you may take it now , however these kind if lump is not a manifestation of tetanus infection.

Consult a doctor soon.

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Should I Get Tetanus Shot For The Lump Caused By Dog Bite?

Dear Friend. you should have got your self vaccinated. This lump needs evaluation that what it is exactly? You need to see a surgeon. Do you know the status of the dog ? Alive or Dead? Tetanus shot you should have taken that time only , but you may take it now , however these kind if lump is not a manifestation of tetanus infection. Consult a doctor soon. Stay Healthy