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my dog bit me, cleaned the cut with water and used neosporn, does that mean it'll be ok?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Maybe: Animals particular cats can cause bad infections when bit. Dogs less likely but after the wounds are cleaned I recommend updating tetanus if > 10 years and just making sure the wounds do not need antibiotics. Please get checked.
Answered on Aug 26, 2014
Dr. Howard Swidler
42 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably BUT: Most dog bites do well with simple measures like you describe, a thorough washing and dressing, BUT the area involved and the severity of the bite sometimes requires further care. Also you should be sure you have had a tetanus immunization in the last 10 years and We always make sure the dog has been vaccinated for rabies (since its yours, you should know).
Answered on Sep 26, 2016
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