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Wound Management: Prevention and Treatment of Dog Bites

  By posted Jul 25th 2012
Healthy Living

 

What are the best ways to close and clean the wound?
 

Do’s when cleaning the wound. 

  • Wash the wound with soap and water for at least 10 mins.
  • Apply household antiseptics, Povidone iodine, spirit (alcohol)
  • Get vaccinated by your doctor to avoid the risk of Rabies
  • Inform your doctor if vaccinated earlier so that vaccine schedule can be altered.

 


Don’ts when cleaning the wound.

 

  • Do not touch the wound with bare hands
  • Do not apply turmeric or chillies to the wound
  • Do not apply coffee, lime, soil, oils, herbs, chalks, betel leaves etc to the wound
  • Do not cover or bandage the wound or have the wound sutured.

 

 

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