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My dog scratched my eyelid and it is swollen and red. Should I go to the eye doctor?

Related Topics: Eyes, Eyelid, Swelling, Dog
 

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Oops. I missed the "lid part" If the dog did not actually scratch your eyeball, then a corneal abrasion is less likely. If the dog only scratched your skin, clean it very throughly and apply a topical antibiotic ointment or cream. If it appears to be getting infected in spite of these home treatment efforts, then you can see your medical provider.

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