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I was wrestling with my 10 month old puppy and I lost my balance and fell on him. his canine tooth went through my wrist on my ulnar side of the wrist near the carpals. I have tingling along the side of my wrist and it has a sharp, sometimes intense pain, do I need to go see a doctor or can I just wrap.it up and ice it? - Asked by d s on 22-Oct-2014 12:05:47

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    Answered by Dr. Srividya Venigalla on 23-Oct-2014 10:45:03

    I hope you washed it thoroughly - agree with Icing and wrapping but watching closely for swelling and redness , signs of infection. 

    If you see any signs of infection, you need to see doctor 

     


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  • Answered by Dr. on 23-Oct-2014 14:21:02

    Hi,

    Depending on your age you probably require a tetanous toxoid booster and I hope the puppy is vaccinated against rabies. If not you need immediate protection. Usually animal saliva is toxic and contain harmful bacteria. Infection to hand and wrist can be difficult to cure since they have thick net like protective tissue. You might need to take antibiotics and analgesics as possibility of infection is high. Please consult your doctor.


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