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Also note that scratches can be rough. I had a scratch, not super deep, but a pretty good scratch, on my arm from my dog and 3-4 weeks later had an infection in my breast on the same side of the arm that was scratched. (I believe the two things are related.) I was checked for inflammatory breast cancer, but they found out it was an infection and so with antibiotics and follow-up, I was fine. It was a frightening experience though.

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