So, Fido finally snapped? Whether you were trying to pet him, steal his bone or just crossing the street together, dog bites can hurt like hell. And if it was some stray mutt that got you, well…better keep rabies shots on the menu.
Jokes aside, when dealing with dog attacks and bites,you need to act quickly to prevent further infection and decrease your chances of long-term damage. So what should you do?
Fear not! Below we’ll discuss what products are good for treating dog bites, how they work and ways in which you can benefit from them.
Rinse That Wound!
The first thing anyone would tell you is: “Wash up that wound!” This may come as no surprise – keeping an open cut clean minimizes risk of bacteria spreading into deeper tissues causing further complications (don’t want no tetanus now)
Here’s what else – water might be low-tech; but it gets the job done especially if used with soap. Use warm running water (not HOT) or bottled water where possible. Gently rinse around your bite-cum-stab-wound using minimal pressure so as not to trigger heavier bleeding.
Dry dab gently with sterilized gauze swabs or fabric towel paper. And try keeping any debris at bay by avoiding things like tissue scraps during this process.
Pro tip – Using antiseptic wipes post-rinse helps eliminate loosely hanging foreign objects near entry points while simultaneously helping reduce future infectious infiltration.
Ah yes! Good ol’ Neosporin†– a household name synonymous with skincare woes
What is neosporin anyway –a knight traversing medieval lands ☑ fighting skin-savage dragons, or just bacteria
Sigh ..I digress
Neosporin contains bacitracin zinc, neomycin, and polymyxin B; all work to sanitize open scrapes, insect bites, minor cuts as well as pressure ulcers. Let’s not forget though— not everyone likes everything
While Neosporin is generally considered one of the best treatments for a dog bite because of its effectiveness in reducing infection levels – your skin might be allergic or sensitive to it. So if you see any redness or other signs of irritation that are new after application, skip this step.
There are several other antibiotic ointments with varying combinations better suited for different needs: some examples include Silver Sulfadiazine which works wonders on burns (that pup must have been hot). In contrast, Polysporin †† has pretty much the same contents as Neosporin – but who says you shouldn’t explore?
You can gently apply any such antibacterial cream over your dog bite after sanitizing/drying up above-mentioned wound!
Would “Hydrogel dressing” sound too fancy?
If you’re familiar with general medical dressings, then Hydrogels should come across somewhat normal. A common type applied in post-surgery scenarios allows controlled seepage from a healing area while maintaining optimal moisture levels.
I’m sorry did I lose anybody there?
Simply put,a hydrogel always gives just enough cushioning close to broken-tissue areas preventing mechanical damage so they heal very nicely
In cases whereby speedy recovery is desired outside hospital-regulated environments – Ice-pack covered gauze swabs can provide adequate bandage cover for protection against accidental rubbing/scratching at affected site
Bite wounds inevitably cause what MANY consider unnecessary pain! It’s up to individuals themselves however whether they choose medication solutions including prescribed aspirins (like Bayer™ 81mg) /over-the-counter NSAIDs (‘Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs,’ such as Advil™) use
It’s inevitable, it hurts! Bite wounds are not something to joke with. Whether one takes medication solutions like over-the-counter advils or prescription aspirins is up to individuals.
Topical/Oral Medicines – which works best?
For human skin cases: In topical form, homeopathic Arnica can come in handy for reducing deep swelling. This may help alleviate scarring left behind post-healing process.
Topical corticosteroids like Oral prednisone can be very effective too, but predominantly prescribed by dermatologists and medical practitioners because of their potency when healing from complex animal bites.
When using oral medicine,(painkillers, NSAIDS, etc.) always follow recommended dosage diligently.This isn’t just another ‘ignore the warning’ advice; you might need therapy if overdose happens!
Antihistamines (histamine blockers), also serve done marvellous purposes with aid against itching caused by bite surfaces especially if afflicted gets allergic reaction.
Signs Of Complications
Everything said and done – complications during healing season do happen which will require medical attention right away:
⁃ Increasing redness around either site.
⁃ Fever/Sweaty Hands
⁃ Pus formation from pierced abscesses
If you notice any of these signs develop after starting treatment regimen — Please don’t hesitate to get yourself checked immediately before things escalate adversely out-of-hand
Now remember we’ve covered a lot in this article today!–==> From washing/rinsing, disinfectants usage for sanitation and antibiotics application;
==>To dressing-guidelines delivering right amount protection measures ensuring speedy dispatch times without additional blemish/scarring of wound-site(s).
One more thing…OK two: If at at any point there arises real complication 😵(increased inflammation indicated by warmth’s slowly building after the incident occurred etc.), consult your doctor/ dentist urgently
- There are REMOLL/soothing medicines available too, consult with pharmacist before use though.
Get well soon, and keep a more extended leash next time!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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