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HI, Thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX and I am here to help you today. I will be happy to help you with your follow-up questions also. I need few details. Can you move your finger normally? What is the color of your finger nail? Any change in color? Do you have any diagnosed medical problem? What are you taking for pain? Regards
Yes I can move my finger normally, although there does seem to be a little tightness at the bend. The majority of my nail is normal in color, except for the bruising where the dog bite occurred. I do have some arthritis, but only a minor problem. I am not taking anything for pain. Pain is only about 2 or 3 out of 10. Do not like to take medicine if at all possible.
Thanks for the advice. I have already had to deal with the issue of rabies and that came out okay. Really didn't want to think about infection. I have really kept finger clean. Was only one puncture through nail, not deep. I will do as you suggest, hopefully it helps. I did not know if it could take that long for an infection to occur. Will keep watching and hoping for the best.