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I separated a dog fight and was bit in the lip. It looks like

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I separated a dog fight and was bit in the lip. It looks like a split lip, but it's fairly deep. What should I do to help it heal?

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I am sorry to hear of your discomfort

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When were you bitten ?

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Have you taken a rabies vaccine for this ?

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You will need to get vaccinated for rabies if you haven't as yet

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You need to ensure that you are unto date on your tetanus vaccination as well

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You will need antibiotic tablets in order to prevent an infection as well

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You also need to keep the wound clean .

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Thus these are the measures that need to be taken if you are bitten by a dog .

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So please see a doctor and follow through with all these measures .

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I wish you all the best a speedy recovery and great health

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I was bitten at 2:30am.The dog was my own, so no rabies worries, and I'm current on my tetanus. I won't be able to get to a doctor until Tuesday. Is hydrogen peroxide okay to use to clean a deep cut(5 -10 millmeters)? I've been using Dial soap to clean it so far. How can I prevent scarring? The swelling has yet to go down as well.


 


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Yes, you can use hydrogen peroxide on the wound . You should also apply an anti bacterial ointment or a powder like neosporin . This will help prevent an infection .
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