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What Causes Swelling Of Wrist After Biting By A Guinea Pig?

Hi. About half an hour ago my guinea pig bit my wrist. It has swollen to about the size of a small potato. Upon looking at my other wrist I've noticed quite a thick vein and was wondering if this is serious or if I just wait it will get better? When I was initially bitten it bled quite a lot so I ran it under a cold water tap until it stopped. There isn't any discolouring as yet but it is fairly painful. Thank you.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.

There is only one thing you have to maintained in your case that is prevention of infection.

If the infection is prevented your wound will be healed as such without doing anything else.

I suggest you to do regular dressing with good cleaning and applying dettol, betadine and antibiotic ointment.

The appearing vein is not a abnormal thing it is the reaction of the surrounding tissue because of the bite injury you have received.

Please take the medication like cefixime, paracetamol, aceclofenac and serratopeptidase under your doctors guidance.

I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun.

Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious diseases specialist,
HCM.
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What Causes Swelling Of Wrist After Biting By A Guinea Pig?

Hello dear, Thank you for your contact to health care magic. I read and understand your concern. I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern. There is only one thing you have to maintained in your case that is prevention of infection. If the infection is prevented your wound will be healed as such without doing anything else. I suggest you to do regular dressing with good cleaning and applying dettol, betadine and antibiotic ointment. The appearing vein is not a abnormal thing it is the reaction of the surrounding tissue because of the bite injury you have received. Please take the medication like cefixime, paracetamol, aceclofenac and serratopeptidase under your doctors guidance. I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun. Thank you, Dr Arun Tank Infectious diseases specialist, HCM.