Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Landi | 2008-12-01

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DOG BITES!!!

My 3 year old son was biten by a dog on Saturday. We took him to a doctor where he got stitches in his ear. He has been badly bitten on his back, his other ear and at the back of his head. One of the wounds on his back is forming a blister. The doctor did`nt prescribe any antibiotics. This is concearning me because when I went to the pharmasist afterwords, he said that the doctor should`ve prescribed an atibiotic. When I got home I bathed him in Detol water and rubbed on some Bactroban. Is there anything else that should be done.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Dog bites can be exteremely dangerous if they become infected. Your doctor should have cleaned the wounds well and given your son a tetanus injection. It is important to take your son to be seen by the doctor again tomorrow morning. I am concerned about these bites.

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Posted by: S-p | 2008-12-01

I was bitten by a dog &  in hospital for 3 days on an antibiotic drip - I would go and double check with another doctor maybe!
Shame, its horrible, I hope he is not too traumatised :(

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