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How can i treat a dog bite on nose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Wound is minor - wash w soap &water, apply antibiotic ointment &cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years or your don’t know. For more serious wound or possible infection, apply pressure &obtain urgent care. Per mayo clinic, if last tetanus shot was > 5 years ago &wound is “deep or dirty”, a booster shot may be recommended. If there is ^’ed rabies >.

Answered Feb 7, 2016



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