Is swelling normal after a dog bite on human and on dogs

The short answer is Yes, if you bit by a dog, the bite will swell, but the swelling is not a normal thing but it’s serious, because the swelling is full of pus or fluid of infection oozing from the wound.

The time of swelling after a dog bite ranges from a day and up to 2 weeks, depends on the bacterial intruder.

Dog bites usually don’t swell at once but takes time.

Suggested treatment is antibiotics that have effect on gram positive bacteria (penicillin and cephalosporins) especially on streptocooci and s.aureus species, both families of bacteria are responsible for almost 50% to 70% of dog bite infections, because they are widely distributes inside the oral cavities of dogs and cats.

Swollen dog bite must be treated in the emergency room instead of selfcare at home with dog bite’s first aids, because some swollen dog bites can be a sign of rabies, and you must get the proper vaccine as soon as possible.

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