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How to treat dog bite?

hi, i just got my right hand bitten by my own dog.. he was like immunized for anti-rabies a year ago.. last december 2010 was my first bite encounter, i immediately sought consultation and had a course of vaccination while he was observed at home for two weeks and luckily, remained healthy and fit, then back in Feb 2011, again he bit me, i sought consultation, but was only advised to have my TT2 and complete my antibiotic medications, the dog still is healthy.. then earlier today, he again bit my right hand, and he left me 2 deep punctured wounds and some few scratches at the wrist area, i had it cleansed with some soap and running water, i also cleansed it with alcohol and povidone iodine, the other wound managed to stop bleeding but the other one kept on bleeding in a slow manner.. can you help me as to what should I do? I was told by the vaccinator to pay him a visit on monday so he can check the condition..
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
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Yes you need to visit a doctor to get your wound checked as the treatment plan changes according to the type of wound a dog bite has caused.. And a wound from dog bite that is deep and bleeding as in your case definitely needs attention with immunoglobulins and vaccine.. Kindly do visit your Doctor..
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