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How to deal with dog bite?
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Dr. Steven Fine
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Depends where
Dog bits on hands or face generally require antibiotic (amoxacillin/clavulonate) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good choice.
Elsewhere, clean the wound, tentanus shot and be sure the dog had its rabies vaccine.

In brief: Depends where
Dog bits on hands or face generally require antibiotic (amoxacillin/clavulonate) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good choice.
Elsewhere, clean the wound, tentanus shot and be sure the dog had its rabies vaccine.
Dr. Steven Fine
Dr. Steven Fine
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
In brief: Treatment
I usually recommend a short course of antibiotics for dog bites if there is a penetrated wound, and offer tdap vaccine if you are not up to date (for tetanus).

In brief: Treatment
I usually recommend a short course of antibiotics for dog bites if there is a penetrated wound, and offer tdap vaccine if you are not up to date (for tetanus).
Dr. Jackie Lam
Dr. Jackie Lam
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