DOG BITE: First Aid, Treatment & Preventing Infections

Here are some effective tips on how to treat dog bites

DOG BITE – Here are several tips on what we are going to do if someone had been bitten by a dog including the first aid, treatments, and preventing infections.

Dog is one of the most common pets not only in the Philippines but also in different countries all around the world. They are also considered as man’s best friend because of their friendly behavior.

However, dogs are still animals and could get out of control and they can bite. The so-called man’s best friends could injure humans with their bites, which also contains rabies.


Having the right knowledge to tend the injuries from a dog bite is very important in order to reduce the risk of bacterial infection. Immediate medical attention is also required to prevent further complications.

Here are some tips on how to treat dog bite:

First Aid

  • Wash the affected area with warm water and soap
  • Apply antibacterial lotion
  • Apply a clean cloth to the wound


  • Apply antibacterial ointment to the wound
  • Cover it with a bandage
  • Observe for indications of infection

Prevent Infections

  • Anti-Rabies Vaccination
  • Use antibiotics around broken skin
  • Keep the wound covered
  • Change sterile bandage regularly

What can you say about these health tips? Just feel free to leave your comments and reactions to this article.

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