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My 1 yr old got bit by my mothers dog. He has 7 little puncture wounds on his head. The dog is not up to date on her shots. What should I do? Would the baby need a shot?

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Dr. Rebecca Butler
Pediatrics

In brief: He

He definitely needs to be seen by a doctor and most likely placed on antibiotics to prevent or treat infection.
The dog should be monitored for a period of time for any concern of rabies. Bite wounds on the head can be serious depending on the depth and location. Have him evaluated.

In brief: He

He definitely needs to be seen by a doctor and most likely placed on antibiotics to prevent or treat infection.
The dog should be monitored for a period of time for any concern of rabies. Bite wounds on the head can be serious depending on the depth and location. Have him evaluated.
Dr. Rebecca Butler
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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Dog

Dog bites don't often get infected but this certainly can happen.
You need to see your pediatrician as soon as possible.

In brief: Dog

Dog bites don't often get infected but this certainly can happen.
You need to see your pediatrician as soon as possible.
Dr. Ron Pelton
Dr. Ron Pelton
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