First Aid Treatment Of Dog Bite. A wound caused by a dog is usually of the puncture type and may be deceptively deep. The danger of dog bite is hydro phobia (rabies) can be transmitted in tropical countries. We should treat the right causes and symptoms without creating complications. Let’s take a look causes and treatment of dog bite .
First Aid Treatment Of Dog Bite
Here are the steps on how to give first aid treatment for a dog bite:
- Stay calm. It’s important to stay calm and assess the situation. If the dog is still aggressive, try to get away from it and call for help.
- Wash the wound. Wash the wound with soap and warm water for at least 5 minutes. This will help to remove any dirt or bacteria that may have been introduced into the wound.
- Apply pressure to the wound. If the wound is bleeding, apply pressure to it with a clean cloth or bandage.
- Elevate the wound. Elevating the wound will help to reduce swelling.
- Cover the wound. Once the bleeding has stopped, cover the wound with a clean bandage.
- Seek medical attention. Even if the wound appears to be minor, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out infection.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:
- If the dog’s rabies vaccination status is unknown, you may need to receive rabies shots.
- If the bite is on your face or hands, you’re more likely to get an infection.
- Watch the wound for signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, pain, or pus. If you see any of these signs, see a doctor right away.
Here are some tips to prevent dog bites:
- Be aware of your surroundings and avoid approaching unfamiliar dogs.
- Don’t run away from a dog, as this may trigger its prey drive.
- If a dog approaches you, stand still and make yourself look as big as possible.
- Don’t stare at a dog’s eyes.
- Don’t pet a dog without its owner’s permission.
- Teach children how to interact with dogs safely.
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