You will need
- - sterile bandage;
- - rubber band;
- - iodine;
- hydrogen peroxide;
- - alcohol or alcohol solutions.
The most threatening complication that occurs after a bite is rabies. It can be fatal due to extensive damage to the Central nervous system, if not promptly take all methods to prevent it. So no matter whose dog bit you, contact the hospital must.
If the wound surface, tissue damage is minor, treat the bite with 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide or any antiseptic solution, which is contained in your first aid kit. Suitable diluted rubbing alcohol, alcohol solution of calendula, chamomile, sage. Around the wound grease with iodine, apply a sterile dressing and seek immediate medical attention.
Do not treat wound with iodine, brilliant green – this will lead to burn damaged tissue, which will greatly lengthen the healing period.
Deep wounds with extensive gaps process nothing. Apply a tourniquet or pressure bandage to prevent severe loss of blood, cover the wound with a sterile bandage, take victim to the emergency room yourself or call the ambulance.
In a hospital, the wound suture and process for all medical rules. Then the patient will prescribe the dressings and do the injections to prevent rabies. Before you had to do 40 injections. Currently we use modern pharmaceutical tools that allow you to do 6 shots in a specific pattern prescribed by a doctor.
In case of complications, you will appoint a course of antibacterial therapy in the outpatient or inpatient setting.
Do not neglect a visit to the doctor and don't think that things heal on their own. The incubation period for rabies lasts from 10 to 15 days, so when early signs of the disease may be too late.