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Six Signs Your Dog Bite Is Infected


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11/15/2014
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You jog around your neighborhood in Boise every night. Your evening routine typically allows you to get outdoors and spend some quality time with yourself. This night, however, wasn’t as enjoyable as it usually is.

As you were coming back onto your street, a dog you have never seen before ran up behind you and jumped on you. You fell on your stomach and the dog began attacking. Fortunately, a bystander was able to get the dog away and called 911 for help.

Do You Have an Infection?

If you went to Treasure Valley Hospital, Boise Idaho Hospital, or any other hospital in the Boise area, you probably received instructions on how to prevent infection. Although you may follow them completely, you could still receive an infection. Signs of an infection include:

  • Discharge. You may see thick fluid escape from the bite wound. Oftentimes, this discharge is pus, which is a sure sign of infection. It may be white or have a yellow tinge.
  • Warmth. Typically, an infected body part feels warm to the touch. You may also notice the warmth from within.
  • Redness. If you look at the bite site and notice redness around the wound, there’s a chance it is infected.
  • Pain. Although you can expect a certain amount of pain from a bite, increased or unrelenting discomfort could mean the wound is infected.
  • Swelling. An infected bite often becomes swollen due to inflammation.
  • Fever. Fever is often a sign of infection.

Call Us for Help

Treatment of a bite wound from a dog attack is quite costly. The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices feel you shouldn’t have to pay for the fees since you were the victim. Contact us today through our website or by calling us toll-free at 888.716.8021 to find out how we may be able to help you.

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