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Random dog bite me when I was outside. I don't know who to see. Help?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Call your doc

Animal bites can be potentially serious if not properly evaluated.
You need to make sure that you have access to a tetanus shot and always worry about rabies although that is incredibly rare now a days. If your doctor is not available seek emergency or urgent care advise.

In brief: Call your doc

Animal bites can be potentially serious if not properly evaluated.
You need to make sure that you have access to a tetanus shot and always worry about rabies although that is incredibly rare now a days. If your doctor is not available seek emergency or urgent care advise.
Dr. Alan Faustino
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immediate Treatment

Start with an urgent care center, or emergency room. You need prompt treatment from any dog to prevent infection.
There is also risk of rabies from a random dog. Seek immediate treatment.

In brief: Immediate Treatment

Start with an urgent care center, or emergency room. You need prompt treatment from any dog to prevent infection.
There is also risk of rabies from a random dog. Seek immediate treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Dog bite = ER visit

A dog bite, particularly from a random dog, can become quite dangerous.
You should seek immediate help in your local emergency room. This will likely require antibiotics, a tetanus shot, wound care, and close followup. These wounds might seem innocuous at the time, but they can get infected and lead to trouble very quickly!

In brief: Dog bite = ER visit

A dog bite, particularly from a random dog, can become quite dangerous.
You should seek immediate help in your local emergency room. This will likely require antibiotics, a tetanus shot, wound care, and close followup. These wounds might seem innocuous at the time, but they can get infected and lead to trouble very quickly!
Dr. Jeremy White
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