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Dog bites are most likely minor bites that can be treated at home. These are the following steps to do so:
How do you know when a dog bite is already infected?
If you feel a dog bite is infected, immediately seek medical help since occasionally, an animal bite that is infected could possibly lead to sepsis or blood poisoning, endocarditis or an infection of the inner lining of the heart or even meningitis, which is an infection of the outer layers of the brain. These are the following signs of an infected dog bite:
When do you seek medical help?
If there are compatible symptoms (refer above) to your dog bite, you should immediately get help. Also, seek medical help if the bite is on the feet, hands, a joint, ligament or tendon, scalp or the face, nose or ears or the genitals. Moreover, if there’s a pre-existing condition such as HIV, diabetes, or liver disease- that could make a person more prone to infection. Also, if the person is given medical treatments such as chemotherapy, which weakens the immune system, it is essential to get medical advice.
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