International Journal of Medical Science and Research
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Animal Bite Emergency
Milijan Sesar, Siniša Franjić
When the bite of any animal occurs, the bite wound should first be thoroughly rinsed with soap and water under running water to effectively remove saliva and secretions from the bite site. Then it is necessary contact family doctor or emergency medical service where the wound will be treated and disinfected. As a rule, bite wounds are not sutured except when skin and tissue defects are very large. Tetanus protection is performed and antibiotic therapy is administered to prevent secondary wound infection.