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1- When was she bit, today?
2- Is she squinting the eye?
3- Is the swelling around the eye or within the eye?
To make sure I got this right, it is the skin around the orbit, correct?
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Friend, it sounds like the swelling you are seeing is a soft tissue injury secondary to the pressure that is exerted by the teeth during a bite; this is common. I would recommend having your vet examine the eye to make sure everything is okay. In the meantime, you can apply cold compresses around the swelling for 5 minutes 3-4 times a day. Flush the wound with plain water then apply topical polysporin; do this 2-3 times a day.
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No, maxitrol has a topical steroid and could make certain things worst if the actual eye has any wound. So, just continue treating the skin as you have been doing.
Maxitrol is a combination of antibiotic and steroids.
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