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Dog bite wound still bleeding after 9 days

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: January 24, 2022 10:31 AM

Anonymous 6 months

Hi, I got bitten by neighbour’s dog on foot about 25cm above ankle right around the foot muscle (pitbull just given birth ) on 14/1. wound is 1 deep puncture and scratches around.

have already went to General Hospital and gov Dog Bite Clinic. Doc did not give me any rabies shot because he said it is low risk (maternal aggression, dark environment etc) and observe the dog for 14 days.

Got my tetanus shot, antibiotics, wound cleaned by GH. Wound bleed for a few days then stopped around 5th day (antibiotics course finished). Scabs formed.

Then suddenly 3 days ago the blood started seeping out again, and then turn clear/swirl with blood. the drainage isn’t serious, just about 1 to 2 drops per half an hr. no found smell or other color, just clear slightly yellow and red swirl.

went to pharmacy and they give me Hyalo4 skin cream and plaster. already 2 days still same.

is this any cause for concern?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 6 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good morning
Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worry about your problem. I will try to help you.

For your information, the situation that you are experiencing at this time is a normal condition for the wound to be heal. But, if there is any signs of infection at the wound site, I advise you to refer to a doctor for a proper treatment. The signs of infection includes:

  1. Fever
  2. Feeling of Overall Malaise
  3. Green, Tan, or Pungent Drainage
  4. Increased Pain in Wound
  5. Redness Around the Wound
  6. Swelling of Wounded Area
  7. Warmer Skin Surrounding Wound
  8. Loss of Function and Movement

Therefore, I advise you to refer to a doctor for a proper treatment. You can also have an online consultation with our doctors for more information and further treatments.

I hope this answer will help you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Mon Jan 24 2022 10:31:06 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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