When you get bit by a dog there are certain steps that you should take immediately. It’s always good to go to a doctor if you are dealing with a dog bite. If the dog bite doesn’t seem too severe there are certain things that you can do at home to treat it.
In this article, we are going to look at treating a dog bite.
If you have decided to treat the dog bite at home, the first thing that you want to do is to put pressure on the bite. You can do this by using a cloth and pushing down hard. You should also elevate the bite. If the bite is on your arms or legs you can easily keep them elevated. This step is important to stop the bleeding.
Once the bleeding has stopped, you need to clean the bite. Use antibacterial soap in the bite to kill the harmful bacteria. Along with the soap you will want to use warm water. If you do not clean out the wound you will be risking infection.
Finally, after you have cleaned the wound you should cover it with sterile bandages. Change out the bandages frequently so that they are clean. If the dog bite doesn’t heal or if it is severe, make sure you visit a doctor.