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What are the best treatments for dog bites?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Clean /ID dog
Dog bites can become infected with bacteria from the skin or dogs mouth.
Rabies is rarely passed by a provoked bite, but verification of the dogs rabies vaccination or confinement of the dog is needed.Clean immediately with antibacterial soap, verify pts tetanus immune status & seek anti rabies rx if dog cannot be found & local consultants agree. Some wounds, like the hand or deep may need abx early.

In brief: Clean /ID dog
Dog bites can become infected with bacteria from the skin or dogs mouth.
Rabies is rarely passed by a provoked bite, but verification of the dogs rabies vaccination or confinement of the dog is needed.Clean immediately with antibacterial soap, verify pts tetanus immune status & seek anti rabies rx if dog cannot be found & local consultants agree. Some wounds, like the hand or deep may need abx early.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: See your doctor
Dog bites may transmit rabies, a fatal illness.
Any animal bite can also cause infection at the site of the bite. The treatment depends on the site and severity of the bite, the need for rabies prophylaxis, and treatment of other infections.

In brief: See your doctor
Dog bites may transmit rabies, a fatal illness.
Any animal bite can also cause infection at the site of the bite. The treatment depends on the site and severity of the bite, the need for rabies prophylaxis, and treatment of other infections.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
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