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Author Topic: I love my dog, but...  (Read 2464 times)

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Offline zach

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I love my dog, but...
« on: March 31, 2018, 08:27:11 pm »
Nearly a year ago we were playing way too rough, she swatted my nose. Wasnt much of a scratch, but it never really healed.

I've pointed it out to two bug doctors now and shrugs. Think I should see a skin doctor.

Offline kentfrat1783

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Re: I love my dog, but...
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 08:27:23 am »
Well that stinks. I'm sure she didn't mean to do that but my cats will give me a warning before they scratch me (luckily it has been a long time). 

I've also had one cut (not pet related) that has semi-healed but still can see the scratch.  It's on my foot so I just use the excuse that it is irritated.

I'm shocked the doctors haven't at least gave you an ointment to help it heal.  Then again I had once gone to a plastic surgeon with my mom (support for her) and he said their isn't much to the nose and sometimes doesn't heal properly.  I would say see a skin doctor/plastic surgeon just to see what is going on. Could possibly be a low level bacterial infection that isn't letting it heal. 

Wishing you the best.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I love my dog, but...
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 06:33:35 pm »
Hey Zach,...

I would make an appointment, with a dermatologist. Explain what happened. There may be a small possibility, that around the time the dog swatted at you, that you also may have had a basal cell, skin cancer developing on the nose.

If the later is the case, they will probably want to do a small biopsy, to check things out. A year for a scratch not to heal is much too long.

So I do agree with your doctor, see a dermatologist.

Good luck---Ray
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 06:46:31 pm by J.R.E. »
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Offline CaveyUK

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Re: I love my dog, but...
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 12:53:07 pm »
I'm sure you get this done as part of your regular labs anyway, but one of the first things I think of with wounds that are slow to heal could be blood sugar/diabetes issues, so worth ruling that out also.

Otherwise a dermatologist seems the way to go.

That or a fake Groucho Marx nose/glasses combo
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